Dahlia Lithwick, Slate: There were, as it turns out, a great number of Charlottesville locals present to witness the violence and lawlessness on display in this town — my town — last weekend. I asked local witnesses, many in the faith community, every one of whom was on the streets of Charlottesville on Saturday, whether there was a violent, club-wielding mob threatening the good people on team Nazi. Here’s what I heard back: Brandy Daniels — Postdoctoral fellow at the Luce Project on Religion and Its Publics at UVA: “It was basically impossible to miss the antifa for the group of us who were on the steps of Emancipation Park in an effort to block the Nazis and alt-righters from entering. I knew that the five anarchists and antifa in front of us and the 20 or so of us were no match for the 100-plus of them, but at this point I wasn’t letting go.”
Source: Drudge Report

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