Exclusive Hatewatch Report Provides Inside Look at Key Players From Deadly Charlottesville Rally
WASHINGTON – Exclusive new reporting released today by Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Hatewatch details the evolution of the key personalities and groups that staged the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville five years ago this week.
“We don't use the term 'alt-right' anymore, and the statue these racists came to defend is gone. By the measures they set for themselves, they lost,” said Senior Investigative Reporter Michael Edison Hayden. “And yet the threat posed by the radical right has never been more dire in my lifetime. The so-called 'great replacement' rhetoric these men espoused has become commonplace. That's why it's so critical to look deeper at what happened in Charlottesville that August. It helps explain how we got here.”
Since before the deadly Unite the Right rally, Hatewatch has monitored and tracked many of the key players involved that day. This new report provides a summary of where they are as of August 2022. Read it HERE.