The "Unite The Right" Charlottesville Rally Has Sparked Outrage From Authors On Twitter
A planned white supremacist march flooded Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, after holding a torch-lit pre-rally at the University of Virginia on Friday night. At times like these, when the news is difficult to watch, I find that turning to your heroes can bring a certain sense of comfort. I've got everything your favorite authors have to say about the "Unite the Right" march on Twitter for you to read below.
But first, here's a breakdown of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Members of the Ku Klux Klan and various other white supremacist groups planned to march through Charlottesville's Emancipation Park to a statue of Robert E. Lee — which is set to be removed on the basis of a city council vote — as part of Saturday's "Unite the Right" demonstration. Bustle's Natasha Guzman reports:
The KKK previously marched on the city in July of this year, decrying the removal of the statue. During that rally, the counter-protesters reportedly outnumbered the white-nationalist demonstrators, but that doesn't make the events in Charlottesville — then or now — any less abhorrent.
Here's what your favorite authors have to say about the "Unite the Right" march.