Richard Spencer and other white nationalists march with torches in unplanned rally on Charlottesville
White nationalist figurehead Richard Spencer led a crowd of three dozen supporters to the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday night, local NBC reporter Matt Telham reported on Twitter.
Police stood by as Spencer and his ilk chanted “we will be back!” They soon after vacated the park, Telham tweeted.
Afterwards, Spencer took to Twitter himself to say that the rally was a “success,” and that they alt-right were “badly mistreated” in August.
Watch footage of the rally below.
White nationalists now chanting – “We will be back”. About 3 dozen supporters in Emancipation Park. Plenty of police on standby in park. pic.twitter.com/LuJEsAgxQy# p #5_9 # ad skipped = true #
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