This Twitter Account Is Identifying The Racists Who Attended The Charlottesville Rally

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August 13, 2017

When adults carrying tiki torches and chanting famous Nazi slogans descended en masse upon Charlottesville, Virginia, photos of white men in polo shirts spread like wildfire across the internet. Many responded with calls to identify the men who took part of the rally, which ultimately lead to a terrorist attack that killed one person and injured 19 others.


Many on Twitter answered the call of identifying the tiki torch wielding racists, and one Twitter account took to the task of rounding up those identifications. While the account "Yes, You're Racist" did misidentify one man, the other identifications have been supported by other Twitter users. To see the full list of alleged identifications, visit the account here.

Other actions have been taking place all over the country, in response to the displays of violent white supremacists in Charlottesville. In New York, rallies of solidarity took place in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and a rally occurred outside of Trump Tower. In Seattle and Oakland there were protests of solidarity. The Seattle protest saw heavily armed police clashing with protesters. In Charlottesville, the leader of the Unite The Right rally, Jason Kessler, was chased out of a press conference and required a police escort to safely exit the area. Footage from these events are included below.