#Charlottesville city officials have declared a local emergency.
Antifa attacked the rally and the police declared it an unlawful assembly and ordered us to disperse. #UnitetheRight /1
We were prepared to engage in civil disobedience and be arrested. I was on a line with Baked Alaska, Spencer, Damigo, and a few others. /2
The state police refused to arrest us. They assaulted us, knocked our guys down, and pepper sprayed us. /3
The police pushed us into a hostile crowd of antifa. They wanted to create a violent situation. /4
We had to battle our way out, I saw people bleeding and a lot of pepper spray casualties. /5
I think we might have done too much winning last night and they decided we couldn’t be allowed to speak today. I await comment from ACLU. /6
I don’t understand why the lesson of Berkeley with regards to the police didn’t register, but regardless, it should be eminently clear that peaceful protest by the Right will not be permitted.