The rally that wasn’t. Charlottesville had the possibility of being the largest nationalist/pro-white rally of the last decade, and certainly the largest in the short history of the Alt-Right. The city of Charlottesville denied the permit for the event and then reinstated it after a judge determined it violated our First Amendment rights. Not to be outdone, the mayor, city counsel and police elected to ignore all pretense of legality and actively helped Antifa, creating a situation in which one person is dead, and at least 19 injured.
The approaches to Lee Park were surrounded by armed Antifa and those looking to attend the event had to wade through 2-3 city blocks of armed, screaming Communists assaulting people with axe hafts, pepper spray, urine and clubs…while the cops did nothing. Lee park itself was blocked off by some 4′ aluminum fencing that did nothing to block the rocks, urine, and pepper spray being lobbed into the park…while the cops did nothing. Antifa and BLM attempted to murder several people, focusing on the older people, and those they could separate from the crowd. The standard method was to attempt to cripple them by striking their knees or bludgeon them to death in the head with clubs…while the cops did nothing. About an hour after the event was scheduled to start, the cops did something. Who authorized them to do so, I don’t know, but they proceeded to push the event goers single file through the fencing and clear the park. Single file into waiting Antifa and their communist allies. Single file out of the park in violation of a binding legal document stating we had a right to assemble there. Why, you ask? The rally had become violent…because the cops did nothing. In their infinite wisdom, CPD decided since things were violent when the two sides were SEPARATED, the only logical conclusion would be to force them TOGETHER.
Some allies were outside the fence held the line long enough for people to get out, and a running melee down Market St. ensued as people attempted to reorganize. The majority walked over a mile and a half to regroup at McIntire Park and attempt to assemble there. The cops, content to watch communists assault and attempt to murder those of us engaged in a political rally, decided to act. Rather than communicate we would not be allowed to assemble at the secondary location WHEN WE ASKED THEM, they waited until we already were to begin threatening arrest if we did not disperse. Many people were nearly two miles away or more from their cars. With a large number of communists hunting them throughout the city those there to peaceably assemble were now forced to walk dozens of blocks to their transportation, outnumbered and at a significant disadvantage. Despite the city, police and communists allied against us, the vast majority of conflicts between the communists and the right went decidedly in our favor. The communists and anti-whites should be scared and I understand their need to use state actors as a bludgeon against us…they simply have no other options.
As I was leaving the event I saw the Dodge Challenger that struck the protestors speeding down 2nd St. SE and a gentleman get arrested on Monticello Ave. by the cops. I was unaware of the incident at that point but realized the significance of the reasons the vehicle was losing both bumpers and dented afterward. The negligence of CPD in maintaining law and order at any point during the event is to blame for this tragedy. CPD exacerbated an already tense situation and directly inflamed the situation by pushing the opposing groups together in a single street, leading to assaults, attempted murder and mayhem. They subsequently failed to communicate with the event leaders and led to people, many unfamiliar with the city, walking back to their vehicles under the threat of assault from protestors bussed in and left to roam the city unmolested while armed and attacking people.
The tacit approval from CPD and Charlottesville city counsel, including the overt support for violence against whites from vice-mayor Wes Bellamy, led to the deaths in the city. In their quest for political points, the government of Charlottesville would, and did, gladly sacrifice the rule of law rather than allow an unpopular point of view to be expressed. The government of Charlottesville would rather see people die than allow an unpopular point of view to be expressed. The government of Charlottesville and CPD engaged in criminal negligence and should be held as a party to any and all violence that occurred.
- Have comms between various groups
- Understand and implement PACE, a secondary location outside the city is a must…preferably private property owned by an ally
- Have a clear C&C structure, and a way to disseminate information quickly to groups/individuals
- Too few medics, everyone should have gauze/bandages, tourniquet and QuikClot
- Shields and eye protection are your friend. Full-sized riot shields are a huge advantage in avoiding urine, pepper spray and other assorted things the ‘peaceful’ Antifa throw
- Pick your battles and own the battle space. Hostile cities should be avoided, as the ROL is now a political weapon and local police are not to be trusted.
- Police groups looking to act out and give the movement a bad name. A skinhead with a swastika is not who we are and should not be talking to the press on behalf of us.
We will not be replaced. We will not stop. We will not accept defeat. We will not go gently into that good night. We will not forget…if you didn’t want this you should have killed us all when you had the chance in 1865.
– Jesse James
P.S. Shoutout to my lovely wife, who supports the vast majority of my sometimes less-than-safe decisions and has learned to live with the rest. She is the silent partner to everything I have been able to accomplish here.