Rioting at Charlottsville Va (UVA) by white nationalists and counter protesters

CharminTide

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Well, here's a video, fortunately from far enough away that you can't see the injured.

The car was definitely accelerating into a crowd before fleeing the scene. I can't tell from the video, but eyewitnesses are saying the license plates were removed and windows tinted, which if true, indicates some degree of planning.
 

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Fox News (Yeah, I know...) coverage showed a three vehicle pile up. The middle of the three had its trunk crumpled. The rearmost vehicle had been pulled back from the middle one.

The local TV station is NBC 29, so google that if you want the local news view of things.
The car goes out of view for part of the video I linked. When it comes back on camera, the front bumper is heavily damaged. It wouldn't surprise me if it crashed into other vehicles around a corner, and that's what Fox was seeing.
 

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Well, here's a video, fortunately from far enough away that you can't see the injured.

The car was definitely accelerating into a crowd before fleeing the scene. I can't tell from the video, but eyewitnesses are saying the license plates were removed and windows tinted, which if true, indicates some degree of planning.
Burgundy minivan in front was maybe stationary. The silver rag top was the one with the crumpled trunk. The grey Mustang that was reversing back away the the accident looks to have been the one had sped up into the accident.
Shame on the driver. I'm sure he'll be very popular in the jury room during his trial.
 
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A moment of reality.

The Lee statue was dedicated in 1924. Henry L. Smith, president of Washington and Lee, spoke at the dedication of the Lee statue in Charlottesville. He said that to the efforts of Lee “more than to those of any leader, North or South, the country owes the obliteration in a single generation of sectional bitterness after the close of the War between the States.” “Veterans Cheer Lee Descendant,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, May 22, 1924, p. 1, col. 3.

So, the Lee statue was erected as a symbol of sectional reconciliation. I wonder how many of the alt-right and anti-fa folks in Charlottesville were aware of that. Probably not many.
 

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Well, here's a video, fortunately from far enough away that you can't see the injured.

The car was definitely accelerating into a crowd before fleeing the scene. I can't tell from the video, but eyewitnesses are saying the license plates were removed and windows tinted, which if true, indicates some degree of planning.
Must be correct if eyewitnesses said so.


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As ugly as they are, the excesses of the radical fringes of the left and right wings serve well to warn us against polarization and extremism. What I wonder about is how many hear the warning.
 

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As ugly as they are, the excesses of the radical fringes of the left and right wings serve well to warn us against polarization and extremism. What I wonder about is how many hear the warning.
Am I to understand your post in a way that means you believe people who are protesting pro-nazi white nationalists are themselves on the radical fringe of the left and extremists in their own right?
 

2003TIDE

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people who are protesting pro-nazi white nationalists are themselves on the radical fringe of the left and extremists in their own right
Antifa are a bunch of thugs and troublemakers in their own right. They are the people you see in helmets and protective gear fighting the Nazis. I think they were only a small portion of the people protesting the nazis though.
 

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