In case you've been living in a cloud of blissful ignorance for the past twenty-four hours, a small town in the US has effectively turned into a warzone after groups of far-right supporters, neo-Nazis, white nationalist terrorists and Donald Trump supporters descended and began protesting.
The protest, called Unite The Right, has already claimed the life of a young woman who was murdered when a car rammed a group of anti-protestors, allegedly driven by an Alt-Right supporter. 19 other injuries were reported on the scene, according to CNN.
As you can imagine, Charlottesville has been a trending topic on Twitter and actors such as Michael Rapaport, Seth Rogen and Kumail Nanjani, authors like JK Rowling and Stephen King, and more have been speaking on the events.
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) August 12, 2017
By the way, fuck these nazi motherfuckers. #Charlottesville
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 12, 2017
We must reckon with this. https://t.co/TppeYtGD7S
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 13, 2017
Let's be clear. The hatred we're seeing in Virginia lies at the feet of Donald Trump. Stoked during the campaign,his silence condones this.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 12, 2017
"The people protesting the Nazis are just as bad as the Nazis." -- what President Donald J. Trump basically just said.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 12, 2017
"On many sides."
Never forget that phrase.
Three words that protected violent bigotry.
"On many sides."
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 12, 2017
Hell of a day for the President to forget how to tweet. pic.twitter.com/ABffmwwH8D
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 12, 2017