Category Archives: Social

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

19Aug/17

Protest march begins ahead of Boston ‘Free Speech’ rally

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 19, 2017) (NBC) – Opposition groups began to march on the streets of Boston Saturday (August 19) ahead of a “Free Speech” rally with right-wing speakers, a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest. Continue reading

Obama breaks twitter record with Charlottesville tweet

INTERNET (RECENT-AUGUST 12, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – A tweet by former President Barack Obama soon after the outbreak of violence at nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12) garnered 2.8 million “likes” to become the most liked Twitter message ever by Tuesday (August 15), the social media network said. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Unite The Right rally organizer is chased away by angry protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 13, 2017) (NBC) – Rally organizer Jason Kessler, whom civil rights groups identified as a white nationalist blogger, attempted to hold a press conference outside city hall in Charlottesville on Sunday (August 13), but was quickly shouted down by protesters. The crowd approached Kessler, who was quickly taken away by state police.

13Aug/17

Virginia governor: “We need to call it out for what it is”

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says current political rhetoric has bred “bigotry and hatred” and urges people to “call it out for what it is.” Continue reading

State of emergency declared in Virginia amid ongoing clashes during counter rallies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA , UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday (August 12) ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general’s statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery. Continue reading