More than 100 people were arrested in London on Saturday after violence broke out as far-right groups targeted anti-racism Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations. The offenses as of 9 p.m. included violent disorder, assault on officers, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of class A drugs, and drunken disorder, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a tweet. Far-right groups bombarded police with bottles as they staged a counter-protest in central London.
A 49-year-old Coast Guard lieutenant charged with stockpiling weapons and drugs is being described as a “domestic terrorist” who was planning “to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country,” according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors say Christopher Paul Hasson, a self-described white nationalist living in Silver Spring, Md., was amassing firearms since at least 2017, while cultivating plans to launch a widespread attack on prominent Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and several high-profile television anchors from MSNBC and CNN.
After weeks of buildup, white supremacists managed to organize two dozen supporters on Sunday in Washington D.C. to commemorate the first anniversary of their deadly ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, VA. The white supremacists were greatly outnumbered by counter-protestors. The event’s organizer Jason Kessler blamed the low turnout on confusion and logistical issues.
Four members of militant white supremacist group Rise Above Movement (RAM) were arrested on Tuesday for their connection with last year’s violent Unite the Right rally. The men traveled from California to Charlottesville, Virginia to ‘commit violent acts in furtherance of a riot.’ They all face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
Just one week after the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia a right-wing free speech rally, attended by fewer than 100, was met with thousands of counter-protesters on Saturday in Boston downtown. Policed said the day went off smoothly with 33 arrests and a few injuries. Rally’s Facebook page stated that they denounce supremacy and violence. According to the Anti-Defamation League, however, they oppose feminism and immigrants.
Over the weekend madness erupted in Charlottesville, VA, when neo-Nazis and white supremacists came together to protest against the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s top general, from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. On Saturday, white nationalists gathered for a “Unite the Right” march which escalated in fights and brawls between the white supremacists and counter protesters. At around 1:45pm a car then rammed into the crowd, crashing into another car, and leaving one woman, Heather D. Heyer, 32, an advocate for human rights, dead and dozens injured. Law enforcement in Charlottesville condemned the protests.