Jay Park and BP Rania’s Alex Condemn White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville

Both Jay Park and Alex from BP Rania have spoken out against the rally in Charlottesville.

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Earlier this year, the government of Charlottesville, Virginia ordered the removal of one of the few remaining statues of the confederate general Robert E. Lee who, among other things, is a symbol of racism and slavery to many.

In a show of protest, far-right extremists from the KKK to the so-called “alt-right” descended on a University of Virginia park, shouting racist chants, doing Nazi salutes, and targeting white, female counterprotesters.

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Physical and verbal violence was prevalent throughout the protest and counterprotest, leaving at least 3 dead and 34 injured and causing officials to call for a state of emergency on Sunday morning.

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Many prominent figures and celebrities have used social media to speak out against the racist rally including a scathing Instagram post from Korean-American Jay Park.

BP Rania’s Alex also voiced her concern via Twitter, condemning the violence and the public demonstration by white supremacists in what one might hope was a more enlightened time.

The protests are still ongoing as citizens demand action against the violence.

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Source: BBC