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johnnyFive  ·  1294 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Charlottesville: Violent clashes over US far-right rally

I live about an hour east of Charlottesville, so this is has been kind of weird. Charlottesville is a vaguely hippy college town (the University of Virginia is there), and according to an article on the goings-on went 80% Democratic in the last presidential election. A friend of my wife lives there, and told us earlier that the guy who drove into the protestors was arrested on her street.

For some reason it's become a gathering point for white supremacists from outside the area. The surrounding counties are pretty rural, and a couple of the organizers are of course local, but I'd be amazed if there's that many neo-Nazis who actually live around there.

In the meantime, here's the Blues Brothers on Nazis.