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14th Aug 2017

Organiser of Charlottesville rally has another demonstration planned for Boston this weekend

Further trouble is anticipated.

Rory Cashin

These last few days in America have been nothing short of horrific.

White Supremacists meeting on a college campus in Charlottesville descended into violence on Saturday, resulting in three dead and dozens injured.

Jason Kessler, the man who organised the “Unite The Right” rally in Virginia this past weekend, has already set up another similar meeting in Boston for Saturday 19 August, this time under the banner of ‘free speech’.

Kessler himself tried to hold a press conference in the aftermath of his Virginia rally, but amid taunts of “murderer” and “shame” he was chased off and forced to hole up in a near by police station until the situation had calmed down.

Meanwhile, one of the “faces of the rally” Peter Cvjetanovic (on the far right in the pic below) told CBS News that he did not expect the picture to go as viral as it did:

“I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I’m not the angry racist they see in that photo. As a white nationalist, I care for all people. We all deserve a future for our children and for our culture. White nationalists aren’t all hateful; we just want to preserve what we have.”

Similarly, a Twitter account named @YesYoureRacist has been going through the crowd at the rally, and one person in particular has already been fired from his job having been named and shamed by the account.

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