Jason Kessler, the conservative right-wing blogger who organized a rally in Charlottesville that sparked violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters tried to hold a news conference a day after the deadly event, but a crowd of several hundred booed him and forced him to run away from his own press conference.
Surrounded by cameras and people members of the crowd called for his “indictment for murder”, chanted and made noises with drums and other instruments as he tried to speak.
Kessler mimicked looking at his watch and indicated he’d wait to speak.
A few people approached him, crossing in front of the line of TV cameras. One man pushed Kessler and then a woman tackled him.
Kessler asked state troopers at the scene for help and eventually they escorted him off. State police said troopers approached the area as the crowd got aggressive but made no arrests.
Kessler managed to say a few things to the gathered media as the state troopers shielded him, including accusing the protesters haranguing him of “anti-white hate.”
He blamed the same “anti-white hate,” and what he said was a failure of local law enforcement, for the violence of the previous day, which he said he condemned.
It’s such a shame that nobody brought any tar and feathers.