Injured Community Members Expose Police Brutality at July 8 Anti-Klan Protest in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA – Community members injured by police at Saturday’s city-sanctioned KKK rally are speaking out about the brutality of area police forces against Charlottesville residents. Supporters of those injured by the police demand that the City of Charlottesville make amends for unwarranted escalation. Redress must include dropping all charges against those arrested Saturday, and dropping previous charges against local racial justice activist Veronica Fitzhugh. Included are documented instances of police brutality against community members.

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Charlottesville Residents Confront KKK

Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville residents will confront the KKK in its city-sanctioned rally at Justice Park on Saturday, July 8th. They will hold a #BlocKKKParty to show the vibrancy of collective energy to resist intimidation and initiate change. This action is one step in a larger campaign to make reparations for the city’s history of racist terror and abuse. In facing these racist terrorists, local activists demand an end to Charlottesville policies and practices that target people of color and uphold white supremacy.

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Proud Boys in Charlottesville with Jason Kessler

Alert to Charlottesville local media: Local white nationalist organizer Jason Kessler has announced on his Facebook that he will be hosting a gathering with the Proud Boys today at 6:00 p.m. The Proud Boys are a militant fraternity-like organization within the alt-right that the SPLC calls a “military arm of the alt-right.” The final phase of their initiation process requires them to beat up whom they consider antifa [antifascism activists, but also used by the alt-right to include all left-wing activists].

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