Chaos at Charlottesville city council meeting over city’s response to white supremacist rally https://t.co/01hr2dganT
— Morning Express (@MorningExp) August 22, 2017
A Charlottesville City Council meeting aimed toward examining the recent Neo-nazi video that engulfed the city, itself devolved into chaos as protestors stormed the stage chanting “blood on your hands.”
Both the mayor and city council members were unable to get much of a word in during the chaos Monday. The city is still reeling from the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a Neo-nazi protester last week.
Many of the protesters were angry that the rally had been allowed to go on at all.
According to the New York Times:
The meeting started out without incident, but as soon as the rally was mentioned, several residents began shouting down city officials for allowing the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally to take place. The chamber erupted, and when police officers forcibly removed three people, the 100 or so at the meeting broke out into furious chants of “Shame” and “Shut it down!” The three people were issued summonses charging them with disorderly conduct. No injuries were reported.
Amid the disorder, the council resolved that they would initiative a third-party investigation into the city’s failure to stem the violence.