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Video: Angry Citizens Take Over Cville Council Meeting, Demand Answers/Action, Unfurl “Blood on Your Hands” Banner

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Wild times in Charlottesville last night (see video below from Solidarity Charlottesville). As my friend Josh Israel of Think Progress describes:

Hundreds of angry residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, swarmed a city council meeting on Monday night to express their outrage at the city’s response to the violent white nationalist rallies a week ago.

After members of the the community unfurled a large banner with the words “blood on your hands” and shouted down the scheduled meeting — the first since white nationalists descended on the city — the city council agreed to drop its planned agenda and let the people speak in town hall-style. The council then began hearing from speaker after speaker, each telling horror stories of the violence, harassment, and hate they witnessed; excoriating the police force for failing to protect counter-protesters; and demanding that the council remove confederate statues immediately.