One Dead After Car Plows into Charlottesville Counter-protesters
A car plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville this afternoon, leaving one person dead, and around 19 injured. From the hatred expressed on Twitter over the situation, it becomes desperately clear that we are a divided America. Can this country ever be healed?
UPDATE: the perpetrator has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr, 20, of Ohio, a man who marched with the white supremacists. He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count related to leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Is this a preplanned effort to start a street war to get Trump out of office? Do they really want Martial Law? Do they even understand what that would be like? No, they do not.
This is the video of the incident:
— Zain Khan (@ZKhanOfficial) August 12, 2017
— Nick (@nicholasgraffis) August 12, 2017
— Maya Grace Slaughter (@maya_slaughter) August 12, 2017
— Alt♦️GS♦️Rocks (@altGS_rocks) August 12, 2017
— The Rebel (@TheRebelTV) August 12, 2017
The suspect was arrested, though his name was not immediately released.
— George (@MedievalGinger) August 12, 2017
And as usual, liberals are blaming President Trump. And Mayor Michael Signer. And any other white person or Conservative in the nation. How long will it be before this kind of hate fully destroys the fabric of the United States? Obama constantly failed to condemn the violent actions of Black Lives Matter and nobody batted an eye.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 12, 2017
The KKK has been around ..oh wait, it was started by Democrats, remember? Oh, that’s right they don’t teach history in school anymore. At least real history.
No matter what the President said today, he was labeled a fascist, scum, nazi, hater you name it. But because he was speaking to a veterans group today- a prescheduled event, all the leftists went off the rails saying he didn’t condemn the violence.
Dems: “Trump didn’t condemn the violence in #Charlottesville“
Fact check: Yes he did. However Dem leaders aren’t condemning ANTIFA violence
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 12, 2017
— TrampFox (@trampfox20) August 12, 2017
Even the Charlottesville Mayor took heat for the incident.
I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will–go home.
— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017
That blood is on you and 45. This could have been handled differently.
— ddd (@ddd_deborah) August 12, 2017
Doubt it. Racism has always been around but is now emboldened because of 45.
— Lisa Marie Hale (@LisaMarieHale) August 12, 2017
— I Am NikkiFree (@iamnikkifree) August 12, 2017
And then there’s the idea that both sides were fueled by George Soros. Which is highly likely. He loves to foment discord and hate. It makes him feel alive when he’s completely dead inside.
How Many “NAZI” Protesters Are Paid By Soros
— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) August 12, 2017
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 12, 2017
But it’s one man who had the truth. His Tweet spoke volumes about what is really happening in America: #hatebreedshate. And if we don’t recognize it, then we’ll not only end up in a civil war, which will be bloody and devastating, but it will leave us broken for decades, maybe centuries, if we ever recover.
— Randy Spade (@EyeWatchTweets) August 12, 2017