White supremacists marched at U of Virginia last night shouting "Jews will not replace us" All carrying Tiki torches from Pier One . IDIOTS. pic.twitter.com/8ltbhaZazS— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) August 12, 2017
Hundreds of torch-carrying white nationalists descended on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville Friday ahead of a protest against the planned removal of Confederate statues.
The impromptu demonstration comes ahead of a planned alt-right “Unite the Right” event Saturday.
The protest comes during a dispute over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Protesters chanted “Jews will not replace us,” “blood and soil,” and “white lives matter,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) August 12, 2017
A number of clashes broke out between white nationalists and counter-protesters.
— Mykal McEldowney (@mykalmphoto) August 12, 2017
— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) August 12, 2017
Twitter was rightly horrified by the images and reacted in typical fashion, by mocking the Pier One Imports Nazi protest.
Jon Levine is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Pier One Imports until we can figure out what the hell is going on pic.twitter.com/JFQSkuI15L
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) August 12, 2017
They're nazis & fucking idiots. The tiki torches make it look like they're protesting Karen's decision to include cilantro in the guacamole. pic.twitter.com/UYSpk8PF15
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 12, 2017
Y'all, we can't get dates on Friday night (again) so we're fixin' to pick up some tiki torches at Walmart & have a klan rally. Who's in? pic.twitter.com/2AUambrslN
— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽 (@4lisaguerrero) August 12, 2017
— shauna (@goldengateblond) August 12, 2017
100 sexless men walk into a Wal-Mart: "We'll take all the polos and tiki torches that you've got." pic.twitter.com/l2ICWelrpx
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) August 12, 2017
It's true. Jews will not replace them. We don't carry tiki torches. Too tacky. https://t.co/SnMl64KQF2
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 12, 2017
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 12, 2017
— Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) August 12, 2017
Featured image via @LeeCamp/Twitter