'Blood on Your Hands!': Charlottesville Council Meeting Devolves Into Chaos

23 August, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Ora Austin
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After remarks from the residents, the City Council informed protesters that they tried to deny a permit for the white supremacist rally but a federal court had ruled in favor of the protest organizers, to which the residents responded unfavorably. News reported that the rally was not on the meeting's agenda, but was forced into discussion by constituents.

At another point during the meeting, two residents unfurled a banner that read "Blood on your hands!" for the city council and mayor to read as they left the meeting room after halting the meeting.

As the meeting became increasingly unruly, police intervened and arrested removed individuals, according to the New York Times.

The above photos from local paper The Daily Progress show nearly 100 Black and White city residents taking over the meeting to admonish city government.

They also voted to drape the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in black to signify a city in mourning. The council also made a decision to drape the statues "in recognition of the city's mourning", Charlottesville City Clerk Paige Rice said, as quoted by NBC News.

In a live feed broadcast by The Daily Progress, a local newspaper, people said that rally attendees attacked them, spit on them and called them racial epithets.

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"You had multiple opportunities to intervene and you did not intervene one time".

"You all let this city down", she said.

"We tried really hard", Mayor Mike Signer said after the meeting resumed and other Council members returned.

Counter-protesters at the rally had clashed with white nationalists who gathered in Charlottesville to oppose plans to remove Confederate monuments.

Fields, who has been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes, has been ordered held without bond pending an August 25 hearing.

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