Alt-right leader Richard Spencer led a small group of demonstrators who gathered Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee.
Spencer, together with Sam Dickson, organized two rallies in the town where he once attended the University of Virginia.
Lee led northern Virginia’s Confederate army in their battle to secede from the union.
The Daily Caller reports:
In the evening event over 200 men and women carried torches to the statue of Robert E. Lee in a visually striking demonstration. The statue has been targeted by left-wing groups who’ve tried to have it removed just as the city of New Orleans has recently begun to do to their confederate monuments.
During their daytime protest, Spencer yelled “What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced!”
In April, the city council of Charlottesville voted to remove and sell Gen. Lee’s statue.
But a judge placed a six-month hold on the sale in May following an appeal from Confederate advocates and local history groups.