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Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns white supremacist attack in Charlottesville

By Freedom Road Socialist Organization |
August 12, 2017
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Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the racist right-wing attack that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12.

Protesters opposing a white supremacist ‘Unite the Right’ rally faced a vicious attack. As protesters gathered near a downtown mall in Charlottesville, a grey car drove at high speed into the crowd of activists, killing at least one and injuring at least 19 others.

This sickening crime is part of the rise in white supremacists since the election of Donald Trump. His presidency has emboldened forces like white nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and the KKK. The protesters in Charlottesville were correct to oppose these forces, and everyone who loves peace, freedom and equality should continue to oppose this racist and reactionary movement by whatever means fitting and necessary.

Across the country, organizers are calling for emergency actions to stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization calls upon the entire movement to support those in Charlottesville anyway they can. Those of us fighting for a better world must continue to oppose right-wing bigots and oppose white supremacists in whatever guise they take. All of our thoughts and concerns turn towards the people of Charlottesville as we continue the fight for peace and justice in an unjust world. The racists and reactionaries will pay for their crimes.