People Are Praising A Group Of Students As Heroes For Standing Up To A White Supremacist March

“Tell me again how today’s college students are scared snowflakes.”

On Friday night, hundreds of torch-wielding white nationalists marched on the University of Virginia’s campus in Charlottesville.

On Friday night, hundreds of torch-wielding white nationalists marched on the University of Virginia's campus in Charlottesville.

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The march came before Saturday's “Unite the Right” protest against the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, formerly called Lee Park.

Fights broke out at the Friday night march, with multiple reports of counter-protesters being pepper sprayed by the white nationalists, according to local paper Cavalier Daily.

The groups were separated by law enforcement, who declared a wrongful assembly.

“This is not something that we thought would ever happen, that we would ever see in our lifetime,” Alex Spratley, a second-year student who counter-protested, told the Cavalier Daily. “It’s wild.”


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