|White supremacists rally, Charlottesville, VA. Allison Wrable, AP|
A couple of dozen torch-bearing white supremacists held a brief rally in Charlottesville, VA, on Sunday night protesting the planned removal of a statue of treason-in-support-of-slavery leader Robert E. Lee. Heading the demonstrators was racist neo-Nazi punching bag Richard Spencer, notorious for his anti-minority, anti-immigrant rabble rousing. After counter-demonstrators arrived and scuffles ensued, the demonstration broke up.
Torches are a favorite symbol of far-right racist movements, often used in a rally, parade, or ceremony.
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