Hundreds of Trump-supporting Nazis and white supremacists are expected to clash with thousands of protesters at a Virginia rally this weekend.
The Washington Post reports:
After a series of raw-throated public confrontations earlier this year, Charlottesville is bracing for an influx of white nationalists from across the country to Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally. But visitors might have a problem nailing down accommodations. As city leaders worked overtime Monday trying to defuse an increasingly tense situation, the room-sharing company Airbnb quietly booted users planning to use the service to find housing.
The company confirmed they had taken action in a statement to NBC29: “When through out background check processes or from input of our community we identify and determine that there are those who would be pursuing behavior on the platform that would be antithetical to the Airbnb Community Commitment, we seek to take appropriate action including, as in this case, removing them from the platform.”
The event’s speakers list is full of free speech provocateurs such as white nationalist Richard Spencer and Augustus Invictus, the self-professed “most dangerous Libertarian in America.” High-ranking members from the National Socialist Movement, the Traditionalist Workers Party and the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer have also indicated they will attend.
Organizers have vowed to sue Airbnb and the city, which has demanded that the rally be moved to a larger park where police can more easily control the scene. The smaller park was recently renamed Emancipation Park and still features a statue of its former namesake, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There’s much more to the story at the link. (Tipped by JMG reader Karl)
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