White Supremacist Jason Kessler Testifies In Charlottesville Trial - 2021-11-16

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F0.png White Supremacist Jason Kessler Testifies In Charlottesville Trial November 16, 2021, Christopher Miller, BuzzFeed News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — As the plaintiffs in the landmark federal lawsuit against two dozen neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who organized the "Unite the Right" rally called their final witnesses, they zeroed in on the alleged calls for violence in the run-up to the event, presenting organizers' own message threads as evidence.

Plaintiffs' attorney Karen Dunn on Tuesday called to the stand Jason Kessler, a white nationalist, member of the Proud Boys, and one of the primary "Unite the Right" organizers. The attorney spent hours Tuesday confirming and walking Kessler through his extensive communications with other white nationalists and neo-Nazis in the months, weeks, and days leading up to Aug. 11 and 12, 2017. Those communications — over social messaging platforms including Facebook and Discord, as well as by phone and text message — made clear that Kessler was looking to draw like-minded people from across the US to Charlottesville. In one post, he promised it would be "the biggest Alt-Right event of the year."

He also referred to the rally in fighting terms, saying it would go down in history as "the Battle of Charlottesville." Many of his messages discussed violence and provoking antiracist counterprotesters as a means to not only foment a race war, but also get media attention.

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