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White Supremacists Gathered in Charlottesville Again

09 Octobre 2017

"We got in and out, there were no injuries, no major confrontations", Spencer said in a Twitter video.

Using Twitter, Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer told Spencer and the marchers to "go home". "You're going to have to get used to white identity".

Following the demonstration, Signer tweeted that the city is "looking at all legal options".

The protests have taken place largely in response to Charlottesville's plan to remove the town's Confederate statues, which are now shrouded by black tarps. Although the latest rally was brief, and by all accounts non-violent, the white nationalists who attended joined in various anti-Semitic chants and promised to "keep coming back".

The rally was led by white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was also part of a similar neo-Nazi rally in August which resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Meyer. At the end of the rally, Spencer and his group then immediately left the park, boarded a tour bus at another location and left the City of Charlottesville.

In August, far-right extremists clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville for a "Unite the Right" rally.

Now, some Charlottesville officials are calling for legal action against white supremacist groups.

A spokeswoman for UVa's Student Council said student leaders received notification from the Office of the Dean of Students to spread to their respective groups shortly after Spencer began livestreaming his rally.

Police said there were no incidents at the torchlight rally, which was smaller than three previous rallies in the college town.

"How are we "cowards"?" he wrote about tonight's gathering.

Richard Spencer, a leader and spokesperson for the so-called alt-right movement, speaks to the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. "Charlottesville must demonstrate in word and deed that we reject the messages of white supremacy".

They say that lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice, but Charlottesville, Virginia proved that idiom wrong on Saturday night.

We are monitoring this situation as we continue to oppose these racists and their message of hate.

After news of Saturday's rally spread, counter-protesters gathered outside the residence of UVA president Teresa Sullivan.

White Supremacists Gathered in Charlottesville Again