Charlottesville Residents Shut Down White Nationalist's Press Conference

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Posted: Aug 13, 2017 2:30 PM
Charlottesville Residents Shut Down White Nationalist's Press Conference

The organizer of the "Unite the Right" rally, Jason Kessler, attempted to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Sunday in Charlottesville, but was shouted down and shoved by irate townspeople.

Local police had to rush Kessler away from the crowd and eventually to his vehicle.

Kessler was able to get out a few words, blaming the police for not providing appropriate security.

”Today I just want to come before you and tell you what really happened before this narrative is allowed to continue spinning out of control.

″The hate that you here around you - that is the anti-white hate that fueled what happened yesterday.

“What happened yesterday was a result of the Charlottesville police officers refusing to do their job. They stood down and did not follow through with the agreed-upon security arrangements.”

Saturday night Kessler posted a video on Twitter saying he is not a white nationalist, that the media has whipped up hysteria, that the Charlottesville police were not there Saturday to keep the opposing protesters apart, and that Antifa protesters came equipped with bats, sticks, and flame throwers.