A Shout-Out to the Brave University of Virginia Students for Standing Up to the Fascist Mob

August 12, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


On Friday night, the eve of the “Unite the Right” fascist rally in Charlottesville, a mob of hundreds of torch-wielding white-supremacist neo-Nazis marched through the University of Virginia, yelling fascist, racist, and anti-immigrant slogans. In the midst of this, a group of students from the school held up a banner saying “VA Students Act Against White Supremacy.” These students stood their ground in the face of violent threats and attacks from the fascists. The powerful picture of this heroic action spread on Twitter—and clearly inspired many others. Among the responses: “VA students—I've shared this with my two sons. Your display of bravery and humanity is an inspiration for all who want a better world” “Huge respect to these young people for not being intimidated. Millions—actually billions of us share your values.” “Fuck Yeah! Now that's humanity.”




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