20 year old James Fields of Ohio is seen in this video driving into a crowd killing 1 and injuring 19 others yesterday during a protest against white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Why were white nationalists marching to “Unite the Right”? Well, there is a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee that the NAACP has asked be taken down. Some people in VA feel like its apart of their heritage and it should stay.
This was the scene Friday night as white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia while they chanted “you will not replace us’ :
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer called the march “a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights.” President Donald Trump is under fire with many in his party who have spoke publicly denouncing the days event as “hatred” and “unacceptable”. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wrote “Nothing patriotic about #Nazis,the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It’s the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be.” It seems certain people can speak on certain topics in this country and everyone is ‘ok’ with that…what does that truly mean for “us’?