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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:55 PM

U.S. White Nationalists Sued Over Virginia Protest Violence

Source: US News and World Report (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Eleven people have sued white nationalists whose rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly this summer, saying they suffered emotional and physical trauma from protesters' threats and violence.

The federal lawsuit filed in Charlottesville late on Wednesday seeks damages from 25 white nationalist individuals and groups alleged to be involved in the Aug. 12 protest, including activist Richard Spencer. It also requests a court order banning them from staging similar rallies.

Those named in the suit went to Charlottesville "to terrorize its residents, commit acts of violence, and use the town as a backdrop to showcase for the media and the nation a neo-nationalist agenda," the suit said.
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"The whole point of this lawsuit is to make it clear that this kind of conduct inciting and then engaging in violence based on racism, sexism and anti-Semitism has no place in our country," Kaplan said in a statement.

Charlottesville, joined by a number of businesses and neighborhood associations, also filed suit in state court on Thursday seeking a court order barring almost two dozen white nationalist individuals and groups from returning to Virginia as paramilitary units.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2017-10-12/us-white-nationalists-sued-over-virginia-protest-violence

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:03 PM

1. This will be a fun lawsuit to watch

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:20 PM

4. Yeah.

It's not got much of anything to do with the second amendment. But we will hear it does.

State government controls the militias, the Governor didn't ask them to come.

Here in Charlottesville, some of the counter protesters told me that one of militias (perhaps just some members) refused to clear a path for the white supremacists to enter the park through the counter protesters and tried to keep the groups separated. They also rendered first aid to all in need. This is quite different than the reports I've read.

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:09 PM

2. Good.to hear. n/t

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Response to Yonnie3 (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:19 PM

3. A good start.

You could learn from this ACLU. It's called standing up to hate, not protecting it and promoting it under the banner of free speech.

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