Silence is the virtue of fools. -Sir Francis Bacon
Question #90278 posted on 08/22/2017 11:26 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

If you go anywhere on social media and read about Charlottesville, you'll see...well, you know. Two very polarized sides of the argument. I'm noticing a lot of ultraconservatives who agree with the president's statement about "both sides" being violent accuse Antifa and BLM of being among the counter-protestors, and of being just as violent as the neo-Nazi protestors. Pfft.

I highly doubt this, especially as far as Charlottesville is concerned. Is there in fact any documentation of the counter-protestors at Charlottesville being violent? I haven't found any.

-We All Need You-Know-Who

A:

Dear We All Need Voldemort,

I found this article from the Los Angeles Times that records some violence from both sides. Personally, I think it's reasonable that there was some degree of violence on both sides, though it's clear that the counter-protesters weren't nearly as violent as their alt-right counterparts.

~Anathema