Counterprotesters Arrested After Virginia Ku Klux Klan Rally
It’s a matter of history. About 50 KKK members, some in hooded robes, gathered and chanted “white power” in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a public park. More than 1,000 counterprotesters arrived, chanting “Black lives matter” and singing “We Shall Overcome.” Police guarded the Klan members, eventually deploying tear gas against the counterprotesters and arresting 23. Charlottesville is now planning a monument to Black slaves kept in bondage in the state, while white nationalists are planning another rally next month.