I live near Charlottesville, VA. I can drive there in less than a couple of hours. When my eldest daughter went to college at UVA, I was a regular visitor. It is a beautiful little town. So the violent demonstrations appalled me, but they did not surprise me. We have some hateful people, and they do like to get together.
Here is an article, Dramatic photos of Charlottesville protest turning violent, car ramming crowd leaving 1 dead and 26 injured. Unfortunately, the article contains the usual news media bias. The article tells us specifically who some of the demonstrators are: white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right”. What does the writer call the “counter-protestors”? Well, they are “anti-facist protesters”.
Here is a video that shows what President Trump had to say about the matter. He took about three minutes out the signing ceremony for the Veteran’s Affairs Act to speak about the events in Charlottesville, VA. His remarks about Charlottesville start about 2 minutes 45 seconds into the video.
Some of our fellow Americans are killing people over statues. That is rather stupid. I wish Democrat Liberals would just leave Confederate statues alone. Removing those statues is not going to change history, and it is important we remember the foolish things over which people fight, but if the people running Charlottesville, VA don’t like Confederate statues that much that is their problem.
As it is, we now we have bunches of the highly disturbed fighting over the silly things. Bigots wanted to remove a statue. Bigots protested the statue’s removal, and so more bigots arrived to counter-protest.
As our president said, we need to love and respect each other, but bigots don’t do that. Instead, they try to encourage us to hate each other. So some bigots will try to encourage people to hate Trump as some sort of white nationalist. Don’t be fooled.