August 12, 2017

BERKELEY EAST: Charlottesville declares state of emergency before white supremacist rally begins.

The roots of this are in the Obama Justice Department’s refusal to prosecute armed Black Panthers who stood outside polling places. That small initial tear in the social fabric has continued to unravel.

UPDATE: 2017.

ANOTHER UPDATE: I hope this turns out to have been an accident, but it doesn’t sound entirely like it so far: Car plows through counter-protesters at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

According to reports from the scene, counter-protesters were celebrating driving the white supremacists from Emancipation Park, which was supposed to be the site of the main rally. A silver vehicle reportedly drove through a crowd, and multiple people were severely injured.

Video shows counter-protesters walking down a crowded street around some cars that are attempting to drive through but are stopped by the crowd. A silver vehicle comes up at a much higher rate of speed and plows into the back of a vehicle, shoving it and another vehicle forward into the crowd.

The driver then backs his car up at a high rate of speed and flees the area.

Video from the scene showed blood on the hood and windshield of a vehicle, and people screaming from their injuries. Reports indicated at least four people were injured in the incident.

Nonviolent political demonstrations are better for everyone.