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No, these pictures are not from the recent racist rally in Charlottesville


No, these pictures are not from the recent racist rally in CharlottesvilleA number of images have gone viral on Twitter following clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. But the images are actually from previous rallies and one is not even from Charlottesville.   SEE ALSO: Charlottesville really happened. Don’t look away. One photo shows a black officer guarding Ku Klux Klan members, neo-Nazis and people brandishing the confederate flag: Confederate flags, Nazi salutes, and Klansmen having their rights protected by a black police officer. This picture hurts. pic.twitter.com/qr5nGkMUvH — Ubadah Sabbagh (@Neubadah) August 12, 2017 This tweet, which has over 100,000 retweets and 250,000 likes, is from Saturday and it claims to show the officer protecting white supremacists during that rally.  Among the people who shared it on Twitter is Tim Hogan, who worked for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and is now national press secretary at
The Hub Project.  “A picture worth a thousand words,” he said.  Hogan later took it down and said the picture was posted in July: Tweeted this & became clear it’s apparently from JULY in Cville. Taking it down. Attribution not clear. Some context https://t.co/ZFW3Z80S6G pic.twitter.com/puVujuUe33 — Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) August 12, 2017 One of the first to upload it appears to be Keven Quillon, who claimed on Instagram that the officer is his niece’s husband, Officer Darius Ricco Nash.  While Quillon doesn’t specify which rally Nash was attending, he called him  “one of our living heroes”: This is my nieces husband Darius Ricco Nash. He is one of our living heroes in this country. I’m ashamed that you may have seen on the news yesterday that there was a KKK rally in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. All over the removal of a confederate statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m HAPPY to report that my nephew in law didn’t get hurt serving and protecting the city of Charlottesville yesterday… but I’m NOT HAPPY to hear that not only did he have to stand there all day yesterday and hear hate filled comments from the members of the KKK but he also had to hear even more hate and disgust from members of the public there protesting this rally. Members of the Black Lives Matter movement… These men and women who are police officers are there NOT to protect the members of the KKK rallying… they are there to stand in the middle to protect YOU… they are standing in the middle to keep the PEACE so chaos and riots don’t break out. He risks his life everyday. I don’t understand how people can berate him and say “F*** you” and “F*** the police?” We should all be thanking him. He has a family. He is MY family. Yesterday made me sick, but to hear that it was mostly the people protesting on the other side that were the most disrespectful… it’s disgusting. I’m so proud of you Darius. Keep your head UP, you are doing good work and you are a good man! #thankyou #youmakeusproud #supportpolice #police #blacklivesmatter #heroes #family #love #respect A post shared by Keven Quillon (@kevenq) on Jul 9, 2017 at 10:54am PDT A KTVU reporter, Frank Somerville, said on Facebook that the officer was getting trolled after the image went viral: But the image of officer Nash is not the only one that circulated last weekend and was wrongly attributed to the most recent Charlottesville protest.  This image showing a black woman confronting a Klan member also made the rounds since it was posted on Twitter: I hope this picture finds its way to the history books. #Charolettesville pic.twitter.com/Pb5cAVBE7U — Madison Wilcox (@mjdarling_11) August 13, 2017 #CharlottesvilleAnd here we see a proud American standing up to masked terrorists. pic.twitter.com/CfkONfAoX5 — Cromwell (@Cromwell606) August 13, 2017 The picture is actually from Tupelo, Mississippi and was shot by photojournalist Anthony S. Karen, who had spent eight years documenting Klan organisations in 14 states across the country.  Here’s the full description of the pic:  More of his photos can be found in an eBook on iTunes called “White Pride.” WATCH: ‘The Terminator’ is back in this homemade recreation of the sequel




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