Elected Official Wants To Criminalize Free Speech
Article from The Liberty Conservative by Shane Trejo.
After a rally in Charlottesville hosted by alt-right leaders turned deadly in August, few were expecting them to show back up but that is exactly what they did this weekend. Led by Richard Spencer of AltRight.com, approximately 50 people marched through Emancipation Park on Saturday night with tiki torches in hand. Despite no violence or complications, city officials are still fighting mad over the demonstration.
Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, an ANTIFA sympathizer known for regularly publishing anti-white hate posts on his social media accounts, is calling on the state of Virginia to charge the individuals who showed up into town and demonstrated. Because of a statute criminalizing the burning of an “object on a highway or other public place in a manner having a direct tendency to place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of death or bodily injury,” Bellamy wants the peaceful protesters to be charged with felonies.
“When white supremacists make odes to white power, and clearly use torches to send a message to our community that they are the superior race while trying to strike fear and intimidate others, they are breaking the law,” Bellamy proclaimed in a social media post.
“I’m calling on our Commonwealth Attorney, Dave Chapman, to enforce this state code, and prosecute the individuals who participated in the torch burning tonight.”
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