This weekend’s deadly white supremacist protests in Charlottesville led to dozens of emotional tweets by folks around the world, including some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
The series of unfortunate events unfolded on Saturday when a group protestors gathered near the University of Virginia for a “Unite the Right” march. During the march, KKK members and white supremacists joined in, starting Nazi slogan chants like, “blood and soil.”
The protestors, fighting to keep the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee standing, were confronted by counter-protesters. That’s when things became uncontrollable.
During the violent protests, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr, took his car and plowed it into the group of counter protestors, killing one.
In response to the riots, Donald Trump tweeted — mind you, a full day later: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
Many took to social media to not only discuss the disgusting sequence of events, but to blast Trump for not condemning the white nationalists.
Many were also furious over the police line during the protests. In many images floating around social media, you see furious KKK members controlling officials, crossing barricades and pushing against cops.
“White nationalists have taken police barricade now and using it as their barricade now,” one man can be heard saying in cell phone footage. “Thy are pushing up against the cops … Black lives matter protestors would be arrested immediately. Black people would be attacked and arrested.”
“They are pushing against the riot line,” the man says. “This is white privilege right here.”