Matt Parrott shares his recollections of Charlottesville from TWP’s perspective:
“My heart sank and my adrenaline dumped when our formation marching toward Lee Park slowed to a crawl and then a stop, and then I heard yelling at the front of the line. My prediction going in was that since the National Guard and a smorgasbord of law enforcement communities had dispatched hundreds of officers to restore order, that this would be orderly and civilized, like Pikeville.
I was dead wrong. They weren’t there to keep the peace, but to stoke anarchy, …an outcome the ideological “anarchists” soon came to regret.
In Pikeville, the police had plenty of time to plan and prepare. The police had accurate estimates for crowd size and strength on both sides. There were no surprises and the event was completed with no injuries, with both sides feeling that law enforcement had protected their right to express themselves. Surely, they wouldn’t gamble or get “clever” about a rally of this magnitude.
Charlottesville had plenty of lead time and accurate stats going in, as well. But the City of Charlottesville and the governor wanted to achieve what the mayor of Pikeville and the governor of Kentucky didn’t. They set us up for a massacre. …”
Everyone has the same story about what happened in Charlottesville. The difference between our accounts and the fake news narrative is that we livestreamed all of it. The ACLU and neutral Patriot groups all saw the same thing which was non-existent law enforcement presence.