This was my second favorite moment in Charlottesville.
Nationalist Front assembled in the Market Street parking garage and marched to Lee Park. This had been planned for months. The plan was to assemble in the Market Street parking garage at 10:00 AM. We wanted to march into Lee Park with the biggest group possible because that was the safest way to do it due to the threat posed by violent Antifa. My job was to round up people who were coming to Charlottesville by themselves for they wouldn’t have to worry about being singled out and attacked by Antifa as has been the case at previous events.
The Charlottesville police were fully aware of our plan. They had been in contact with our security personnel for months. We assembled in the Market Street parking garage which is adjacent to the police station. The police knew we were coming from that location to Lee Park. In fact, you can see the police around 6:50 and 10:00 in the second video. We march pass a Charlottesville police officer in the middle of the street. The Virginia State Police are also on the left side of Market Street.
When we arrived at the entrance to Lee Park, Antifa linked arms and formed a human barricade. The police refused to intervene while Antifa blocked a human thoroughfare. Nationalist Front used minimal force to push through the blockade and enter Lee Park. We were attacked with mace and pepper spray on the way in and once we were in the park our medics treated people who had been attacked. Since there were no Charlottesville police or Virginia State Police enforcing a neutral barrier, the shield wall reformed on the steps of Lee Park in order to protect our members inside the event and escort anyone else coming into the park to safety. There were several occasions when the shield wall had to go out in the street to rescue individuals who were attacked by the Antifa mob.
The League of the South medics treat the Infowars cameraman around 4:00 in this video. We rescue a kid who has been bloodied in this video. Baked Alaska was attacked with the wasp spray while coming through the Antifa mob. They were attacking people trying to get into #UniteTheRight. This went on until the police declared #UniteTheRight was an “unlawful assembly.”
Where were the police during all of this? The New York Times shows them standing around doing nothing behind the barricades when we approached Lee Park. They were also on the left side of the street. The Commander of the New York Lightfoot Militia asked the police point blank (around 20:00 in this video) if they were going to clear the entrance to the park. He got no response.
Here are the actors involved:
Antifa – Their goal was to “shutdown” #UniteTheRight with strategic violence.
Nationalist Front – The goal was to go to Lee Park to attend the #UniteTheRight rally.
Patriot Groups – Their goal was to uphold the Constitution as neutral peacekeepers.
Police – Their goal was “not to intercede” and allow the violence to escalate so that it could be used as an excuse to declare an unlawful assembly and “state of emergency.”
— Hunter Wallace (@occdissent) August 12, 2017