White flight: Neo-Nazis chased off by antifa

Jason Kessler, holding the flag, marching with other white supremacists to Lafayette Square during the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., on Sun., Aug. 12. Photos by Q. Sakamaki

Sunday’s Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., saw a couple dozen white supremacists briefly march, while protected by a heavy police security force. They were vastly outnumbered by thousands of counterprotesters, including so-called antifa (antifascists).

Led by Jason Kessler, the alt-right contingent could not even finish their speakers program as they were drowned out by the counterprotesters’ jeers and chants.

Kessler led last year’s fateful event in Charlottesville, at which alt-right and antifa members violently clashed throughout, with an enraged neo-Nazi driving his car at counterprotesters and killing Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal. President Trump afterward shrugged that there was “blame on both sides” and some “very fine people” among the white supremacists. This time, police made sure to keep the two groups separated.

Some said the alt-right’s lower turnout was due to some of its members being “doxed” last time, as in outed online as racists, causing them to lose their jobs.

Counterprotesters unloaded verbally on the alt-right members, but there weren’t violent physical clashes like last year.

A senior counterprotester didn’t mask his face — or his disdain for the neo-Nazis.

Black Lives Matter activists came ready to face off with the white supremacists.

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