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The demonstrators assembled on Saturday night, torches in hand, under the statue of Robert E. Lee that Charlottesville, Va., has decided to sell.

The protest, led by the white nationalist Richard B. Spencer, put Charlottesville, a largely progressive college town, squarely in the center of the national debate over the future of monuments to the Confederacy and supporters of slavery.

Over the weekend, photographs of the crowd ricocheted around the internet and television news, and the city’s Democratic mayor, Michael Signer, denounced the rally and compared it to “the days of the KKK.”

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4 thoughts on “‘We Have to Repudiate It’: A City Confronts White Nationalist Protests

  1. If the Confederacy wants to secede from the States, fine. But if they want to stay here, they need to learn the “language” — the language of human rights for all.

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