Protesters observe “Unite the Right” rally anniversary with “All cops are racist” chant (video)

A year on from the “Unite the Right” rally during which protester Heather Heyer was killed, protesters are preparing for Sunday’s “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Park. Expect things to turn ugly as Antifa members clash with white supremacists while the police try to maintain some sort of peace.

There are also anniversary events going on in Charlottesville, Va., the site of the first “Unite the Right” rally (the one with all the tiki torches). Unfortunately, things have already turned ugly, as seen in this video from Charlottesville in which protesters join in an anti-police chant:

After getting separation from the police, thousands march off UVA campus into the streets chanting “All cops are racist.”#Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/6bCUBBPJqD

— JamesFromTheInternet (@JamesFTInternet) August 11, 2018

James from the Internet isn’t a big fan of the police himself:

Police in #Charlottesville have forced me to walk 2 miles back to my car to drop off video equipment.

However, if my camera had been strapped to an AR-15, I would not have been turned away.

— JamesFromTheInternet (@JamesFTInternet) August 11, 2018

2 signs tonight at leftist protests in Charlottesville

“Last Year They Came w/ Torches
This Year They Come w/ Badges”

“Behind Every Cop a Klansman”

I’ll grow cobwebs before the MSM calls those disgusting signs out pic.twitter.com/FaShwYppHn

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 11, 2018

Protesters are also angry that police are being housed in UVA dormitories.

Protesters are that the dorms housing the 700 extra cops for this weekend in #Charlottesville the banner kinda sums up the overall mood. pic.twitter.com/GRAELKJNjj

— Shay Horse (@HuntedHorse) August 11, 2018

The Guardian’s Lois Beckett attributes the animosity toward cops to their “failure to intervene” last year.

Big picture of Charlottesville student protest right now at the University of Virginia: fury at police for their well-documented failure to intervene in white supremacist torch march violence a year ago and then escalating street violence on August 12. pic.twitter.com/rRscpIqNXw

— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) August 11, 2018

If you look quickly, you can catch the “Behind every cop, a Klansman” sign in this next clip.

Anniversary of white supremacists’ torch rally, Charlottesville. Simmering student/local activist anger against the police and local government. pic.twitter.com/T67C0NJTmx

— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) August 11, 2018

“You don’t care if people die, civil servants that’s a lie.” pic.twitter.com/r8Q3VGqfqZ

— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) August 11, 2018

Seems like the police and not the white supremacists are taking the majority of the abuse, although if you consider every cop a white supremacist, it makes some sort of sense in your head.


Related:

“All cops are bastards”: Police under fire for protecting Patriot Prayer rally in Portland from antifa https://t.co/MOah3Lo8ZJ

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 4, 2018

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