For whatever reason—which only the police and government officials are privy to—the police failed to do their job at the Charlottesville demonstration, a charge levied by both the Alt Right and the counter-demonstrators.
A first-hand account of the Nazi rally, the counter-protest and the violence which sparked an act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville.
Arriving in downtown Charlottesville about a half-hour before the scheduled noon start time for the Unite the Right rally on Saturday, it was clear that violence was inevitable. I rode past a throng of men with semiautomatic rifles slung across their backs, and a group of left-wing counter-protesters bearing sticks and clubs. I