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13 Sep, 7 tweets, 2 min read
What the fuck, they're actually downplaying the violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville???

James Fields killed Heather Heyer & injured 19 others by ramming his car into a crowd

A man shot a gun into a crowd

Torch rally ppl attacked group of counter-protesters
4 white nationalists were convicted in the beating of DeAndre Harris

At least 7 people went to jail, and they definitely didn't arrest everyone being violent that day.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some.
Downplaying that and exaggerating rare violence at Black Lives Matter protests (remember tens of millions of people have participated in those peacefully, in just about every city in America) is pure propaganda.
I'm sure I'll get trolled for this thread. But we shouldn't allow racists to continue to rewrite history in their favor.
I saved these articles and videos back then for this purpose

"Antifa/Counter-protesters weren't initiators of violence in #Charlottesville" twitter.com/i/events/90446…
And it's not just that woman I quote-tweeted. There's a whole thread of replies supporting her.

I remember fighting this back then, when people insisted that Fields was fleeing an attack on himself, not an attacker.

They had enough evidence to sentence him to life in prison.
Those who follow me know I don't curse on here often. I was in Charlottesville that day, in order to witness what was happening. This is personal.

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Going to finally watch the finale of Hanna that someone watched without me 😐

Then I'm going to try to switch gears from "lazy part of the 3-day weekend" to "get things done that are important to me that I don't normally have energy to accomplish" part of the 3-day weekend
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