On August 12, 2017, crowds of white nationalists, many carrying flags of Nazi Germany and armed with rifles and torches, descended on Charlottesville, Virginia for a Unite the Right rally organized by Jason Kessler. As the nationalists fought in the street with anti-fascist activists, a struggle that eventually led to the death of activist Heather Heyer, the Charlottesville police mostly stood by, and did not intervene. One year later, there were again thousands of anti-fascist protestors, but barely two dozen white supremacists. The police, however, were out in force, and the main clashes in 2018 occurred between the police and antifa demonstrators. Nathan Moore is a familiar name to WORT listeners, having served as our news coordinator and a member of the programming committee. He is currently the general manager of WTJU 91.1 Charlottesville, and he joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on August 20, 2018.
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