In a statement released before to Friday night’s events, Virginia’s Gov. Terry McAuliffe pronounced that “personnel from Virginia’s National Guard were station by to respond if needed” forward of Saturday’s rally.
Charlottesville was also a stage of a smaller white jingoist convene in May.
Ralph Northam, Virginia’s major administrator and a Democratic hopeful for governor, bemoaned that Charlottesville was once again a stage of a white supremacist rally.
“White supremacists have descended on Charlottesville again to elicit a greeting as nauseous and aroused as their beliefs,” he said. “Just as they did before, we am propelling Virginians to repudiate them a satisfaction.”
Ed Gillespie, a Republican claimant for governor, also cursed a protest, while praising a military response.