by: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Richard Spencer led a group of White Nationalists in a “flash mob” style march to Emancipation Park Saturday.
The group carried tiki torches and walked through the streets to the park which has a statue of Robert E. Lee covered in a tarp.
The crowd was heard chanting “You will not replace us,” and “We will be back,” according to WCAV.
White nationalists now chanting - “We will be back”. About 3 dozen supporters in Emancipation Park. Plenty of police on standby in park. pic.twitter.com/LuJEsAgxQy— Matt Talhelm (@MattTalhelm) October 7, 2017
The rally, which lasted about 20 minutes, comes about two months after the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville Aug. 12.
Back in Charlottesville https://t.co/0iwH1CT8sT— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) October 7, 2017
“Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards,” Signer said. “You’re not welcome here. Go home.”
Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards. You’re not welcome here! Go home! Meantime we’re looking at all our legal options. Stay tuned.— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) October 8, 2017
We are monitoring this situation as we continue to oppose these racists and their message of hate. https://t.co/DHGkA3UMyc— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) October 8, 2017
The group was led by Spencer, who runs the National Policy Institute and is known for his rhetoric which mixes racism, white nationalism and populism.
“We came, we triggered, we left,” Spencer said in a tweet. “We did an in and out flash mob. We came in peace tonight. It was a great success and we’re going to do it again.”
Charlottesville 3.0 was as success. pic.twitter.com/c18ktP0MWD— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) October 8, 2017
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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