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Richard Spencer and White Supremacist Return to Charlottesville: “Russia is our friend!” – Video

A tiki-torch bearing crowd of about 50 white supremacist led by Richard Spencer reappeared on Saturday night in Charlottesville, VA gathering around a statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park chanting, “You will not replace us,” singing “Dixie,” and alternating between “Russia is our friend” and “the South will rise again.”

The Lee statue was covered with black tarps as it has been since shortly after an Aug. 11 rally of hundreds of white supremacists and the Aug. 12 killing of protester Heather Heyer,  by Ohio white supremacist James Fields.

“We are here to represent white America’s interest,” Spencer shouted through a bull horn during a brief speech . The gathering lasted less than 20 minutes.

“It was a planned flash mob,” Spencer said. “It was a great success. We’ve been planning this for a long time.”

They promised to keep returning to Charlottesville, which they argued had become symbolic of their right to speak and also had come to symbolize the tearing down of symbols of the nation’s history.

“You will not erase us.”

“We are about our heritage. Not just us Virginians. Not just as Southerners. But as white people . . . we’ll take a stand.”

One Charlottesville city councilor is calling for the white supremacists to be arrested, saying, “When White Supremacists Make odes to White Power, and clearly use torches to send a message to our community that they are the superior race while trying to strike fear and intimidate others, they are breaking the law.” 

 

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Richard Spencer Leads Torch Wielding Neo-Nazi Mob To Save Robert E. Lee Statue in Virginia [VIDEO]

Richard Spencer Leads Torch Wielding Neo-Nazi Mob To Save Robert E. Lee Statue in Virginia [VIDEO]

White Supremacist Richard Spencer led a torch-wielding mob crying ‘Russia is our friend’ and ‘You Will not replace us’, in protest of the removal of a controversial statue of the pro-slavery Civil War general Robert E. Lee  in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In April the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2, to remove and sell the monument. The debate about the statue had been ongoing for a year and it has attracted leaders from white supremacist  groups and figures including Spencer.

Also at the demonstration was the conservative blogger Jason Kessler, who tried to oust the Vice Mayor, Wes Bellamy and is quotesd as saying “There’s no advocates for white people . . . I’m the only one that has the courage to stand up for white people even though I’m going to be called a racist.”

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer shared via Facebook, saying the event was “either profoundly ignorant or was designed to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK.”

For now, the city council has a legal mountain to climb since a judge issued a court order halting the removal of the statue, for at least the next six months.

There has also been dissent over the council’s decision to rename parks named after Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jackson, also Confederate Civil Wall general.

Watch Spencer’s disgusting speech below.