Roundtable – White Supremacist Protests

The Roundtable is Torchlight’s weekly discussion of news and events. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity, and most citations were added after the fact. This conversation occurred on August 20, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. This week’s topic is the Unite the Right rally

Top Story: Nazi Rally in Virginia

On August 11 and 12, 2017, the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent when protesters and counter-protestors came to blows, culminating in an alt-right protestor ramming a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. The rally was protesting the planned removal of a statue of