Belgian Brabant killers, new information


This BBC video says about itself:

Operation Gladio: NATO’s 1985 Brabant Massacres in Belgian Supermarkets

10 July 2014

Friday September 27 [1985]: more or less 20:00 armed robbery and a killing in the Delhaize supermarket on rue de la Graignette in Braine-l’Alleud. Less than $6,000.00 was stolen. Three people were killed, two people wounded.

Friday September 27: more or less 20:30 (only 15 to 25 minutes after the first attack that night) armed robbery and a killing in the Delhaize supermarket on Brusselsesteenweg in Overijse. Less than $25,000.00 was stolen. Five people were killed, one person wounded.

Saturday November 9 more or less 19:30 armed robbery and a killing in the Delhaize supermarket on Parklaan in Aalst. Less than $25,000.00 was stolen. Eight people were killed, a few more people wounded.

Translated from Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws today:

Brabant killers: ‘The Giant’ has been unmasked

KEN STANDARDS & RUTGER LOVENS

After 35 years, ‘the Giant’ of the dreaded Brabant killers gang has finally been de-masked. According to the judiciary he is a deceased former national policeman from Aalst and a former member of the Group Diane elite unit.

A year ago, a relative of the Aalst man C.B. contacted the federal judicial police about his past in the Brabant killers gang. It brought bloodshed between 1982 and the end of 1985 with terrorist attacks on, eg, department stores. They killed 28 people. “Just before he died at 61 years old in May 2015, he told his secret,” said the relative. “He was the Giant of the Brabant killers.”

According to Wikipedia, ‘the Giant’ may have been the leader of the Brabant killers. That policeman cum Brabant killers Giant had extreme right political vieuws, according to Belgian daily yHet Nieuwsblad.

The Brabant killers gang has been connected before with some policemen, with NATO and with the Belgian extreme right. The supposedly anti-terrorist elite unit Group Diane has been connected to the Brabant killers before, by Jef Vermassen, lawyer of Brabant killers victims. The Brabant killers were far-right terrorists, Vermassen says.

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German neonazi mass murderer not a ‘terrorist’?


This video says about itself:

Inside Story – How did the media cover the Munich attack?

23 July 2016

Police report no links between ISIL [ISIS] and a gunman‘s ‘night of horror’ in a Munich shopping mall.

However, there were plenty of links to Norwegian neofascist mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and other nazi terrorists.

By Dietmar Henning in Germany:

Attack in 2016 on Munich shopping centre was an act of right-wing terrorism

11 October 2017

The German authorities and media regularly exaggerate and exploit terrorist acts or acts of violence perpetrated by Islamist or left-wing groups to justify the strengthening of the police-state apparatus and further surveillance, and to agitate against refugees. By contrast, right-wing terrorist attacks and violence are downplayed, and their political motives often denied.

This has been revealed once again by the case of the cold-blooded murder of nine people from an immigrant background by 18-year-old David S. on July 22, 2016, in Munich’s Olympia shopping centre.

What at first appeared to be a “shooting spree” was soon exposed to be an act obviously motivated by right-wing extremist views. The perpetrator was a convinced neo-Nazi and racist. Nonetheless, the investigating authorities and Munich state prosecutor continue to this day to refuse to describe the attack as an act of right-wing political terrorism.

The Bavarian state intelligence agency described the perpetrator as a “psychologically disturbed avenger” and a “rampager.” The fact he was bullied at school was the main focus of investigations into the attack. The state prosecutor and Bavarian office of criminal police (LKA) wrote in their final report, “It cannot be assumed that the attack was politically motivated.”

They continued to stick to this position after three academics presented reports at Munich’s city hall that came to a very different conclusion. According to them, the attack was not revenge for bullying at school, but was rather motivated by the perpetrator’s extremist world view.

The Office for Democracy in Bavaria’s capital city hired academics Christoph Kopke, Matthias Quent and Florian Hartleb to examine the young shooter’s right-wing background. The trio was able to review the state prosecutor’s investigation files, question witnesses and examine data from the attacker’s computer.

Hartleb, a political scientist, reported that David S. was not so isolated as has been claimed. “He was even class spokesperson,” noted Hartleb. Unlike previous mass shooters, S. did not carry out the murders at his own school, the location of his bullying experiences. He knew none of his victims. On the day of the attack, David S. saved a document on his computer that stated, “I want to exterminate all German Turks now—regardless of whom.” The bullying thesis thus played a much smaller role than the authorities alleged.

David S. carried out the terrorist attack as a “lone wolf,” one of the reports continued. The 18-year-old had a firm ultra-right outlook and developed hatred towards people with an immigrant background. The date of the attack was also no accident. It was the anniversary of the mass shooting by right-wing Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik, who David S. saw as a model or “supreme hero,” as Kopke put it.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported a year ago that David S. considered it a “distinction” that his birthday was April 20, 1998, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s.

The fact that S.’s parents were Iranian played no role, explained Hartleb. By devaluing immigrants, he could prove himself to be a “real German.” In a manifesto authored a year prior to the attack, David S. indicated that he considered his Iranian origin to be a special honour because Iranians have the same Aryan origin as Germans. In the pamphlet, the future attacker wrote of “foreign sub-humans,” “cockroaches” and people he would “execute.”

Hartleb did not see the fact that S. apparently had no connections with extremists as proof that S. was not a terrorist. The case, in which an individual acted without the support of an organization, conformed much more to a process of self-radicalisation. This was a “rare, although increasingly common special kind of terrorism.”

Quent, head of the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society in Jena, stated that the events at the shopping centre could be described as the “action of a terrorist acting alone.” The authorities excluded the issues of prejudice and racism. The victims “were not murdered because people who looked similar may have bullied David S., but because David S. had developed a generalised hatred for all people with what from his point of view were specific characteristics.” What is this if it is not racism, he asked, particularly from the standpoint of those affected.

Quent dealt with another aspect arising out of the authorities’ version of events. By referring to the perpetrator’s possible negative experiences with fellow students of Turkish or Albanian origins, the victims were made jointly responsible for the attack.

This was also the attitude of the authorities in regard to the murders committed by the National Socialist Underground (NSU) terrorist group, two of which took place in Munich. The police did not conduct an investigation into right-wing terrorism, although profilers considered this suspicion as likely, but treated the immigrants themselves as suspects. In accordance with this, investigators intimidated relatives of the victims.

Quent wrote in his report, “The victims of the attack bear no responsibility for the offender’s bullying experiences.” He demanded that the authorities condemn the destructive impact of racism, rather than justifying them with references to causes in the interests of the perpetrator.

Kopke, a professor of political science at the Institution for Economics and Law in Berlin, chose not to go as far as his colleagues and describe the attack as a terrorist act. But even David S.’s references to right-wing extremism qualified the attack as a hate crime and fulfil the criteria for the constitutional definition of “right-wing politically motivated crime (PMK),” according to Kopke.

The authorities reject this interpretation. The domestic intelligence agency, whose “estimations” provided the basis for the conclusion that David S.’s alleged motivation was “unpolitical,” did not attend the presentation of the reports on Friday, despite being invited.

Senior prosecutor Gabriele Tilmann spoke of an “impenetrable mélange” of motives for the attack. The authorities could not conceal David S.’s right-wing opinions. But these did not “trigger the attack,” claimed Tilmann. “We consider the perpetrator’s illness due to many years of bullying to be the primary cause.” Jürgen Miller, chief special investigator at the LKA, asserted, “It was an attack guided by revenge and anger with a variety of motives.”

According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, chief senior prosecutor Hans Kornprobst declared a day prior to the report’s release, “I want to warn against compartmentalising the whole thing, even though some want it that way.” Placing a right-wing “stamp” on the attack was a “crude simplification” of the perpetrator’s motives.

While Kornprobst here opposes “crude simplification,” in the case of Islamist acts of terror this has “long become a well-practiced routine,” as Georg Dietz wrote in a column published by Spiegel Online. “In the case of Islamist-motivated killings or attempted murders, regardless of how the Islamist connection is identified, a conspiracy is sought after; in the case of killings motivated by right-wing extremism, even when the connection is clear, they search for understanding.”

This evasive “search for understanding” does not simply stem from the rightward-leaning outlook of the authorities, but also from the fact that the intelligence agencies and police have often known about, and even jointly organised, such attacks. This applies to the NSU murders as it does to the Oktoberfest bombing in 1980. In the case of the terrorist attack at the Oktoberfest, the authorities have referred for decades to the psychologically unstable “lone” perpetrator, Gundolf Köhler, and covered up his right-wing connections and co-conspirators.

The trial in the Munich District Court of Appeals of David S.’s alleged weapons supplier, Philipp K., continues to proceed along these same lines. The accused sold the weapon and ammunition to the young shooter for his murderous assault. There are not only indications of his right-wing views in the investigation files, but also evidence that he possibly knew of plans for an attack beforehand.

However, the state prosecutor could not find any evidence of foreknowledge of and therefore co-conspiracy in the attack, nor a right-wing motive for supplying the weapon. The weapons’ dealer is as a result not being charged with terrorism, but for “violating the weapons law and involuntary manslaughter.”

British National Action nazis infiltrating army


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Five serving members of UK army arrested under terrorism act

5 September 2017

The British army has confirmed the arrests of 5 soldiers who were allegedly members of a Neo-Nazi group. 4 were arrested in the UK and 1 in Cyprus.

By Paul Sillett in Britain:

Fascists dispersed but still dangerous

Thursday 14th September 2016

PAUL SILLETT looks at the origins of the banned National Action and the history of far-right terrorism in Britain

THE NEWS that four British soldiers arrested this week on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism are allegedly members of the proscribed nazi group National Action has focused attention on fascism in this country.

Two of the soldiers arrested, along with a civilian, are all allegedly National Action (NA) members and have been charged with terror offences.

One had a copy of a manifesto written by Norwegian fascist terrorist Anders Breivik, who massacred 77 people in Norway in 2011. All were allegedly members of a chat group where racist messages, such as plans for a whites-only Britain and a race war, were exchanged.

Three of the four soldiers are said to serve with the Royal Anglian Regiment and an army fitness instructor was among the arrested. He is based at the Welsh army HQ in Powys and is said to have trained the three soldiers.

This resembles a nazi cell in the army and it’s not solely a British problemnearly 300 soldiers in Germany are under investigation for nazi sympathies. In his excellent book Irregular Army, Matt Kennard chronicles how the US military recruited neonazis, among others, to fight the “war on terror”.

NA is a pernicious nazi sect formed in 2013 by young ex-British National Party (BNP) members such as Alex Davies. He and others were from university backgrounds and looked down on other fascists. Never more than 100 or so strong, their fearsome image has often been revealed to be more spin than substance — in August 2015 in Liverpool they were humiliated by thousands of anti-fascists.

They never really recovered from their humbling that day — they hid in the left luggage area of Lime Street station — and other fascists mocked NA for their defeat and foolhardiness in thinking they could stroll through the city.

In Scotland this year, anti-fascists were curious about those who they opposed on a demonstration in Alloa. Fascists from NA were revealed to be on the hate assembly, under the name “Scottish Dawn.”

In one sense, NA are a sick product of defeat for the far right in Britain. As the organisation Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and others have noted, it is at its most fractured for decades. Despite the ongoing climate of Islamophobia, it has been unable to emulate the likes of Greece’s Golden Dawn — themselves weakened by anti-fascists — or Jobbik in Hungary. Antifascist opposition on the streets and electorally, in broad and diverse ways, have forced them back.

There is a pattern of fascist sects turning to individual terrorism following the defeat of larger, fascist formations. In the late 1970s, following the collapse of the National Front (NF) sparked by the Anti-Nazi League and others, fascists belonging to the NF and the nazi British Movement attempted a similar terrorist path.

Several from the British Movement were jailed for possession of illegal weapons and attempted arson. The fascists had links to the Ku Klux Klan and “safehoused” overseas nazis. Like today, older nazis tried to recruit among disaffected youth, particularly skinheads, though this was contested by anti-fascist skinheads.

There is also a long history of fascists infiltrating the armed services. In Britain, Colin Jordan’s late-1960s nazi outfit included at least one serving soldier who encouraged others to attack synagogues. The nazi terror group Combat 18 in the 1990s included several soldiers subsequently kicked out of the army. They had been active in trying to disrupt Bloody Sunday commemorations.

NA have posted a series of graphic videos on YouTube, some with sick images of members sieg-heiling at Buchenwald concentration camp. But their acts only served to intensify antifascists’ work against them. They looked to recruit on student campuses, albeit in a clandestine manner, especially in north-west England. Their success was very limited. Night-time, covert activity was the norm, as public appearances faced large-scale, anti-fascist opposition.

NA’s short history is littered with anti-semitic abuse and attempts to intimidate minorities and the left. In 2014, after tweeting a series of antisemitic messages at Luciana Berger MP, one member, Garron Helm, received a prison sentence. NA members were also on the nazi riot in Dover in January 2016, where various fringe groups united that day.

Zack Davies, a NA supporter, was jailed for life after nearly killing an Asian dentist in a Welsh supermarket in 2015. NA tried, unconvincingly, to distance themselves from Davies. After the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a fascist in June 2016, NA endorsed her killing. The group posted a message on social media which read: “Our thoughts go out to Thomas Mair.”

In London and Wales this year, NA members participated in militaristic training camps, run by ex-BNP organiser Larry Nunn, aka Max Musson. Nunn is linked with fascists here and abroad and is believed to be behind the funding of several fascist operations in recent years. He led open nazis to the Greek embassy in support of Golden Dawn in 2014.

Along with Jeremy BedfordTurner, who claims he was kicked out of the army for his BNP membership, Nunn is key to the London Forum meetings. These have brought together various fascists to try to reforge the far right here but they have recently faced anti-fascist opposition. NA members were at some of the forums, where supposed intellectual gruel is fed to potential David Copelands, the BNP nail bomber.

NA have linked up on failed demonstrations — notably in Liverpool again — with hardened Polish nazis from the NOP party. In awe of the Polish fascists, NA members have also co-operated with them, especially in Manchester.

Last December, under pressure from many appalled by NA, the authorities acted. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the decision to ban the group, which she described as a “racist, anti-semitic and homophobic organisation.” NA were also clearly promoting terrorism.

It is no accident that NA came from the dying sewer of the BNP, which has been reduced to a rump at the hands of anti-fascists. Years of campaigning knocked back the BNP in areas including Stoke, Yorkshire and outer London, and the English Defence League (EDL) were also beaten in a war of attrition by antifascists.

NA was not concerned with adopting a model of eurofascism as has Marine Le Pen in France — they believed in the terrorist ethos of the Turner Diaries, a fictional work written by a notorious US nazi. The book inspired nazi terrorists such as The Order and Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. NA’s interest, delusional as it might appear, was in recreating Stormtroopers a la Hitler’s Brownshirts.

Though the arrests may well put NA members on the defensive, members are still active around EDL splinter groups such as the Infidels. Supposed “lone wolves” — such people are often connected with fascist groups — may well emanate from further splintering of NA.

Going by pseudonyms, NA members are thought to be operating from a warehouse in Warrington. Their vile politics mean they have not recruited beyond the fascist fringes and remain marginal. But the arrests of the soldiers show the kind of person attracted to such nazism and the modus operandi of groups such as NA.

As Sabby Dhalu, UAF joint secretary, has said: “There is a clear double standard in the way we treat terrorism in this country. Media headlines and government announcements focus almost exclusively on terrorist activity by those claiming to be Muslims, while around a third of all suspected terrorist activity is coming from the far right.”

And Weyman Bennett, also UAF joint secretary, has commented: “After being defeated at the ballot box and on the street, the far right is increasingly turning to violence and terrorism.

“Outrages such as the murder of Jo Cox, the murder of Mohammed Saleem and attacks on mosques [as] in Finsbury Park show that the threat is real and must be taken seriously.

“National Action are pathetic nazis who use Islamophobia, anti-semitism, homophobia and threats of violence. They are only a tiny part of the growing threat of far-right terrorism which must be prioritised and defeated.”

National Action: Leader of neo-Nazi terrorist group charged with encouragement to murder Labour MP: here.

Barcelona Muslims’ mass anti-terrorism demonstration


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“Not in my name” shout Muslims in Barcelona

21 August 2017

“We are all Barcelona” say Muslims who held a demonstration in Barcelona at the weekend denouncing the terror attack that called 15 people.

A comment on this video says:

Conservatives: “Muslims need to speak out if they’re against terrorism!”

Also conservatives [if Muslims do so]: “These Muslims are lying and are terrorist sympathizers!”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Spain: Thousands of Muslims out against jihadi terror

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

THOUSANDS of Muslims voiced their rejection of jihadi extremism on Monday evening, marching through central Barcelona with banners reading: “Terrorism has no religion.”

They paraded from the Plaza de Catalunya, close to where Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van into pedestrians on Las Ramblas, killing 13 people and injuring over 100 last Thursday.

He had earlier killed the van’s driver. Representatives of three Islamic communities delivered a statement in Catalan, Spanish and Arabic, saying that local Muslims rejected violence and offered support to those injured in the attack.

Improvised placards reading “We are also victims,” “Terrorism has no religion,” “We are all Barcelona, not terrorism,” were held by the crowd.

The demonstration was attended by local politicians, including members of all parties represented in the Catalan parliament and Barcelona City Council.

Suspected members of the same terrorist cell as the van driver, who was shot dead by police on Monday, appeared in a Madrid court yesterday.

Murderous nazi terrorism in Charlottesville, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Survivor of White Supremacist Attack in Charlottesville: There’s No Question, This was Terrorism

14 August 2017

We spend the hour examining the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend that erupted into violence, resulting in three deaths. After a torchlit march of hundreds on the University of Virginia campus Friday night, more than 1,000 white nationalists descended on the city on Saturday to oppose a plan to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a city park.

They were met by anti-racist counterdemonstrators, and fights broke out before the rally began. Witnesses report police did little to intervene. Shortly after the protest began, a man later identified as James Alex Fields drove his vehicle into a crowd of counterdemonstrators in what many are calling an act of terrorism. A local paralegal named Heather Heyer was killed in the attack, and at least 19 others were injured. Two Virginia state troopers also died Saturday when their helicopter crashed en route to the scene of the violence.

On Saturday, Trump addressed reporters at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, blaming the violence in Charlottesville on “many sides.” We begin our roundtable discussion with Brandy Gonzalez, who survived the car rampage, and Lisa Moore, a registered nurse who assisted a victim of the car attack.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Rev. Traci Blackmon: The Trump Administration Is Giving Permission to Hate

14 August 2017

On Saturday, President Trump addressed reporters at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, blaming the violence in Charlottesville on “many sides.” We get response from Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ. “What is happening under this current administration is permission to hate,” Blackmon says.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Cornel West & Rev. Traci Blackmon: Clergy in Charlottesville Were Trapped by Torch-Wielding Nazis

14 August 2017

We continue our roundtable discussion on violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend as thousands of neo-Nazis, KKK members and other white nationalists began descending on the city to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally.

Thousands of counterprotesters met in Charlottesville, including clergy, students, Black Lives Matter activists, and protesters with the antifascist movement known as “antifa.” We are joined by two clergy members and a local Black Lives Matter activist who helped organize the demonstration. Rev. Traci Blackmon is executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ.

During a live interview with MSNBC at the march on Saturday, she was forced to flee as counterprotesters were attacked around her. Cornel West was also on site and describes the scene. We also speak with Jalane Schmidt, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia.

This video from the USA says about itself:

UVA Prof on UVA‘s Historical Ties to KKK & White Nationalist Alums Richard Spencer & Jason Kessler

14 August 2017

Jalane Schmidt, an organizer with the local Black Lives Matter movement and an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, describes the school’s history of connections to the KKK and its alumnus, white nationalist leader Richard Spencer.

USA: What The 2 Deadliest Mass Shootings This Year Have In Common. Both involved men allegedly targeting their estranged wives as the women attempted to move on: here.

Nazi murder in Charlottesville, USA commemorated


This video from the USA says about itself:

Groups hold vigil for Charlottesville car attack victims

13 August 2017

Several groups gathered outside Cincinnati City Hall for the Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville vigil.

By Nina Turner in the USA:

Yesterday [on 12 August 2017] an act of domestic terrorism took the lives of Heather Heyer, a fellow Bernie supporter and coworker in the movement for social justice, and two police officers, Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bate. Many others are suffering from injuries. Make no mistake, this was an intentional act of hatred by white nationalists. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this act of terrorism and their families.

Sadly, we know that the history of this country is plagued by racial violence and the false notion of white supremacy. From Native American genocide, to slavery, and the era of lynchings, groups like the Ku Klux Klan have sought to take power from people of color through fear and violence. We will not let them, or fear, win.

Look out for updates on vigils and actions in support of Charlottesville on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” We the people, who believe in what the promise of America can become, must continue our fight for racial justice and equality by being strategic and vocal in opposing this public display of hatred and racism. We will continue this justice journey, and no amount of hatred can stop a people determined to rise together.

In solidarity,

Nina Turner
President Our Revolution

Nazi terrorism kills, injures peaceful anti-racists in Virginia, USA


Peaceful anti-racist demonstrators injured by extreme right terrorism in Charlottesville, USA. AP Photo/Steve Helber

By Greg Evans in the USA:

Car Plows Plows Into Charlottesville Counter-Protesters – UPDATE

August 12, 2017 11:52am

UPDATE A car has crashed into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters in Charlottesville, with the Associated Press reporting around 2 pm ET that at least one person on the ground received medical treatment but eyewitness reports on MSNBC saying at least nine people were hurt and bodies “were flying.” An MSNBC producer on scene said the badly damaged car drove away after the crash, with police in pursuit.

By Brennan Gilmore in the USA on Twitter today:

Video of car hitting anti-racist protesters. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims.

Nazi and Confederate flags at racist rally in Charlotteville. Photo Andy Campbell / HuffPost

UPDATE:

One person has died and 19 others have been injured after a car plowed into a crowd of people during a white supremacist rally Charlottesville, Virginia, where attendees clashed with anti-fascists and a state of emergency was declared.

From the Washington Post in the USA:

At least 10 pedestrians struck along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

By Joe Heim, Ellie Silverman, T. Rees Shapiro and Emma Brown August 12 at 2:50 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE — This picturesque college town devolved into a chaotic and violence state on Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members — planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to “take America back” — clashed with counterprotesters in the streets. …

By early afternoon, hundreds of [extreme right] rallygoers had made their way from Emancipation Park — where they had expected to protest the planned removal of a Confederate statue — to a larger park two miles to the north. …

There, white nationalist leader Richard Spencer urged them to disperse. But he promised that they would gather again for a future demonstration, blaming Saturday’s violence on counterprotesters.

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke also spoke, calling Saturday’s events “the first step toward taking America back.” …

They were met by equal numbers of counterprotesters, including clergy, Black Lives Matter activists and Princeton professor Cornel West.

“The worst part is that people got hurt and the police stood by and didn’t do a goddamn thing,” said David Copper, 70, of Staunton, Va. …

A group of three dozen self-described “militia” men, who were wearing full camouflage and were armed with long guns, said they were there to help keep the peace, but they also did not break up the fights. …

By 11 a.m., several fully armed militias and hundreds of right-wing rallygoers had poured into the small downtown park that was to be the site of the rally.

Counterprotesters held “Black Lives Matter” signs and placards expressing support for equality and love as they faced rallygoers who waved Confederate flags and posters that said “the Goyim know,” referring to non-Jewish people, and “the Jewish media is going down.”

“No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” the counterprotesters chanted.

“Too late, f—–s!” a man yelled back at them.

Naundi Cook, 23, said she was scared during the morning protests. Cook, who is black, said she came to “support her people,” but she’s never seen something like this before.

When violence broke out, she started shaking and got goose bumps.

“I’ve seen people walking around with tear gas all over their face all over their clothes. People getting maced, fighting,” she said. “I didn’t want to be next.”

Cook said she couldn’t sit back and watch white supremacists descend on her town. She has a three-year-old daughter to stand up for, she said.

“Right now, I’m not sad,” she said once the protests dispersed. “I’m a little more empowered. All these people and support, I feel like we’re on top right now because of all the support that we have.”

After police ordered everyone to vacate the park, columns of white nationalists marched out, carrying Confederate and Nazi flags as they headed down Market Street in an odd parade. Counterprotesters lined the sidewalks and shouted epithets and mocked the group as they walked by. …

Tensions began Friday night, as several hundred white supremacists chanted “White lives matter!” “You will not replace us!” and “Jews will not replace us!” as they carried torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus. …

Saturday’s Unite the Right rally was being held to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The city of Charlottesville voted to remove the statue earlier this year, but it remains in the Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park, pending a judge’s ruling expected later this month.

Saturday marked the second time in six weeks that Charlottesville has faced a protest from white supremacist groups for its decision to remove the statue. On July 8, about three dozen members of a regional Ku Klux Klan group protested in the city.

Robert E. Lee was the commanding general of the army of the separatist slave states of the Confederate States of America during the 1861-1865 American Civil War. Before the war, he had been a slave plantation manager in his native Virginia; punishing runaway slaves by having them tied to trees to have them flogged or flogging thm himself.

Nazi in Charlottesville, USA

The caption of this photo on Twitter says:

To those demanding photographic evidence of Nazi regalia in Charlottesville, here’s what’s on display before breakfast. Be safe today

By Andy Campbell, Christopher Mathias in the USA today:

White Supremacists Show Up To A City That Didn’t Want Them, Chant ‘Blood And Soil’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― A “Unite The Right” rally organized by white nationalist Richard Spencer descended into chaos and violence Saturday in Charlottesville, as thousands of “alt right” activists, Nazis, KKK members, other assorted white supremacists, and armed militia groups fought with anti-fascist groups and other counter-protesters. …

Tensions were high well before the scheduled noon rally. As they marched toward Lee Park, members of the so-called “alt-right” chanted the Nazi phrase “blood and soil!” and “white lives matter!”

Two fences and a line of cops helped to separate the supremacists and counter-protestors. The alt-right side, with their plethora of Confederate flags and Nazi memorabilia on full display, began chanting: “Fuck you faggots.”