Virginia newspaper uses Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ comment to describe white nationalist rally – The Hill (blog)
A dailyÂ newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. used President Trumpâs North Korea warning of loomingÂ âfire and furyâ to headline its coverage of a gathering of far-right protestorsÂ on Saturday.
â Mike Fox (@JustCallMeFoxy) August 12, 2017
The Daily Progressâ front page, emblazoned with the headline âFire and Fury,â comes after a group of white nationalists, white supremacists and far-right protestors descended on the campus of the University of Virginia.Wielding torches and shouting phrases like âwhite lives matterâ and âyou will not replace us,â the protestors gathered in an apparent lead-up to Saturdayâs planned demonstration against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Now gathering around statue of Thomas Jefferson. Chanting ‘white lives matter!’ pic.twitter.com/16cruXn5d8
â Joe Heim (@JoeHeim) August 12, 2017
White nationalists chanting “you will not replace us” and “white lives matter” at counter-protestors here at UVA. pic.twitter.com/rDbig1bRK4
â Joshua Eaton (@joshua_eaton) August 12, 2017
University of Virginia police dispersed the gathering. Police arriving on the scene declared the protest an “unlawful assembly” and told demonstrators to disperse, video footage of the gathering shows.Â
â Allison Wrabel (@craftypanda) August 12, 2017
Trumpâs âfire and furyâ warning came at the beginning of a weak of heated rhetoric between the U.S.Â and North Korea after reports emerged that Pyongyang had expanded its nuclear capabilities.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,â Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.
âHe has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they willÂ be met with fire, fury and frankly power,Â the likes of which this world has never seen before,” he declared.