MLK Day in Virginia: A Gun Rally Complete With White Supremacists

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The Root- January 19, 2020

This Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s a day of remembrance when we honor one of the most renowned civil rights leaders in U.S. history. A man who certainly stood for peace, but, most of all, equality and justice. A man who is often made out to be synonymous with non-violent protest. In Richmond, Va., on the state capitol, a massive event has been planned that will be perfectly appropriate to commemorate King and celebrate his legacy.

Nah, I’m just messin’ with you—they’re having a gun rally with white supremacist neo-Nazis and shit.

The New York Times reported that thousands of protesters are expected to fill the Virginia State Capital grounds on Monday to rally against sweeping new gun control proposals supported by state Democrats.

The rally, which will be hosted by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, was billed as a peaceful event to lobby lawmakers to defend Second Amendment rights. (At this point, I’m expecting them to lobby Moses to add the Second Amendment as an eleventh commandment any day now.) But news of the gathering has quickly become enveloped in fear and concern of potential violence and chaos brought on by the unsavory, tiki-torch wielding groups who may be in attendance.

According to the Times, discussions about the rally have, for weeks, consumed online platforms frequented by anti-government militia groups and white supremacists, and various extremist groups have vowed to attend.

Making matters worse, the F.B.I. announced the arrest of three suspected neo-Nazis who the authorities said had obtained weapons and discussed their own participation in the rally.

The Richmond event is also expected to be attended by associates of Light Foot Militia, some of whom were banned from Charlottesville, Va., after the “Unite the Right” rally in 2017, which ended in the death of a counterprotester.

Also expected to attend (because what gathering of white nationalists would be complete without him?) is prominent bigot and glass-jaw, human punching bag Richard Spencer who is currently among 24 defendants in a lawsuit over the rally in Charlottesville.

In fact, threat levels have reportedly escalated so much this week that Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and temporarily banned weapons on Capitol grounds which, of course, only caused tensions with protesters to intensify. ...
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Comments (15)
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saltysea123
saltysea123

Duane, This is an interesting fiction story. Now that the event is over, do you have any photos of the orderly and peaceful rally that was held today in Richmond or will you cling to the fictional accounts you previously posted?

Kangaroosteve
Kangaroosteve

Clearly the fake news brigade does not understand chronology. If an article is written before an event happens, it is very veeeery hard to get pictures from the event. You can look at the top of an article to check the date. In this case it says 20 hours ago. That means it was written on Sunday for a Monday event. In those cases they use stock photos of previous similar events. 🤤

LawMom3
LawMom3

Given that it's cold as crap today and this photo couldn't possibly represent what is happening it would be a good idea to insert actual photos from the rally in Richmond. Lots of idiots wearing militia gear and toting big-ass guns to be found. Some Confederate battle flags included.

Duane Townsend
Duane Townsend

Editor

When coming events are being reported, events that haven't happened yet, photos of previous events that were like the coming events are used. This is what white supremacist rallies look like, no matter when they occur. The dysfunction of those events is apparent. Sad this has to be explained to you all.

Gooddeal
Gooddeal

That's a nice sunny photo to sensationalize and misrepresent what is happening. Fakenews

KD1986
KD1986

Funny, that's not even a photo of today. #FakeNews