Rally organizer booed, pushed in Charlottesville

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, August 13 2017 Aug 13, 2017 August 13, 2017 2:56 PM August 13, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The man who organized a rally in Charlottesville that sparked violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters tried to hold a news conference a day after the deadly event, but a crowd of several hundred booed him and forced him away from the lectern.
Jason Kessler is a blogger based in Charlottesville, and as he came out to speak Sunday afternoon near City Hall, he was surrounded by cameras and people. Some people chanted and made noises with drums and other instruments. Among the chants: "You're wearing the wrong hood," a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.
Kessler mimicked looking at his watch and indicated he'd wait to speak.
A few people approached, crossing the line of TV cameras.
One man pushed Kessler. A woman tackled him.
Kessler asked officers on the scene for help. Eventually they escorted him off. No arrests were reported.

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