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A large Alt-Right gathering of assorted extremists — called “Unite the Right” — shows signs of being anything but a unity hug in the days leading to the August 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Over the weekend, the country’s largest neo-Nazi group announced plans to attend an alt-right rally next month in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is expected to draw thousands of extremists.
Yesterday, white nationalist and Alt-Right figurehead Richard Spencer spoke just above the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial as part of a “Freedom of Speech Rally” organized by 19-year-old Colton Merwin.
Michael Hill, president of the Neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS), has gone to great lengths to mark himself as a radical and distance himself from his prior aversion to being called racist. Not every ranking LOS member has been as willing to publicly offer a full-throated explanation of their abhorrent beliefs.
May 20th marked 156 years since the North Carolina state legislature voted to join other southern states in seceding from the United States.
League of the South Members Among Those Attending NOLA Counter-Protests This Weekend
After an 11th-hour injunction required Auburn University to uphold a contract allowing Richard Spencer to speak at the school’s Foy Hall on April 18, protesters and supporters descended on the small, college town, resulting in several small scuffles and altercations. When the dust settled, three had been arrested for misdemeanor violence, one of whom the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS) is claiming as a member.
Almost a month after Dylann Roof murdered nine parishioners at Charleston’s Mother Emmanuel AME church, a convoy of pickup trucks drove by a young African American child’s birthday party hurling racial epithets and pointing firearms. On February 27, 2017, several among the group of “flaggers” were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and violating a state gang act.