White nationalists were holding a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
There were multiple clashes between the nationalists and Antifa.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 12, 2017
Via Fox News:
Thousands of supporters and counter-protesters screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday.
Both Republicans and Democrats released statements Saturday criticizing the protesters.
Even Melania Trump weighed in.
Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017
Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared it a state of emergency.
A short time ago a car plowed into the Antifa ‘protesters’ causing multiple injuries.
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 12, 2017
— Laura Walker 🍸 (@LauraWalkerKC) August 12, 2017
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 12, 2017
President Donald Trump tweeted out condemning the actions.
“We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for,” the president tweeted. “There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
He then spoke to the nation.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 12, 2017
Once again, GOP all weighs in and condemns hatred but Democrats only condemn when they think they can blame it on the right.
These nationalists aren’t conservative.
The beauty of conservatism is it promotes the value of all individuals.