A press conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, led by the organizer of the white nationalist “Unite The Right” march this weekend, was cut short just minutes after he took the mic Sunday afternoon.
As Jason Kessler attempted to address the press Sunday afternoon about Saturday’s march that ended with one alt-right attendee driving through a crowd of counter-protesters and killing 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer, his voice was largely drowned out by protesters chanting “murderer” and shame.”
According to videos posted to Twitter, Kessler was chased from the microphone set up in front of the Charlottesville City Hall while being protected by a ring of riot police.
— Mykal McEldowney (@mykalmphoto) August 13, 2017
“Get the f*ck out of here, coward,” one man could be heard yelling.
Crowd screams "shame" at Jason Kessler as he arrives. And chanting "murderer" pic.twitter.com/wCr5KdFePM
— Henry Graff (@HenryGraff) August 13, 2017
— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) August 13, 2017
Protesters chased Jason Kessler away from his own press conference in Charlottesville. Here's my view: pic.twitter.com/fTXctHgzsi
— Blake Montgomery (@blakersdozen) August 13, 2017
Chaos in Charlottesville as Kessler is chased out. Riot police escorted him to police station and have formed defensive line around station. pic.twitter.com/dPtKY6dtkX
— Joel Gunter (@joelmgunter) August 13, 2017
Kessler released a statement earlier on Sunday blaming police officers and the Charlottesville government for Saturday’s violence.