There is no Alt-Left movement. Alt-Right was self naming.
The rally was organized by Jason Kessler and called “Unite the Right.” The deplorable were invited.
The antifa people showed up in response to a gathering of white supremacists.
What is antifa?
Antifa is short for “anti-fascist.” It is a loosely organized coalition of protesters, left-wing activists, and self-described anarchists who vow to physically confront “fascists” — meaning anyone who espouses bigoted or totalitarian views.
Dana R. Fisher, a sociologist who has studied protest movements in the United States for decades, said she’s come to view Antifa protesters as a militant response to the rise in visibility of white nationalist organizations since Trump’s election.
“Violence begets violence,” she said. “One of these groups is coming out with this violent message of hate, and the other has responded with a violent, reactive message.”
President Trump and Corey Stewart both need to be honest about who was there and who started the violence. I watched 45 minutes of the torch march on Friday night. There is no doubt in my mind who started tings. Antifa wasn’t even present Friday night–just a few college students who encircled Mr. Jefferson’s statue. Some of them had the living hell beaten out of them. One campus librarian had a stroke because of injuries he sustained.
Trump and Corey, you need to revamp your message and base it on truth.