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Standing up to Nazism in U.S.

Print edition : September 15, 2017

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” exchange insults with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Lee Park during the “Unite the Right” rally on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/AFP

The attack in Charlottesville on August 12 in which 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were wounded: A car driving into anti-racism activists who were voicing their objections to the white supremacist agenda at the site of the "Unite the Right" rally. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/AP

Protesters burning an art replica of a Confederate flag in Durham, North Carolina, in reaction to a potential white supremacist rally on August 18, a week after the violence at the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Sara D. Davis/AFP

Signs calling for Lee Park to be renamed Heather Heyer Park at the base of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, on August 16. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The move to take down Confederate statues across the southern States reignites the age-old conflicts between white supremacists and anti-racism activists determined not to allow the American Right to command public space in the name of “free speech”.
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