Black Lives Matter organized a protest around a Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Tuesday. This comes just one month after a "Unite the Right" rally turned violent and left one dead.
Here's what happened:
- Students and activists wrapped a statue of Thomas Jefferson, one of America's Founding Fathers and founder of the university, in a black tarp and desecrated it with "Black Lives Matter" and "F*** white supremacy" posters
- Around 100 protesters showed up with signs labeling him a "racist" and a "rapist" while chanting "No Trump, No KKK, no racist U-V-A," reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch
- UVA President, Teresa Sullivan, condemned Black Lives Matter and the attack on the statue in an email sent out to parents
Pat Gray discussed the utter ignorance of these acts and the protesters' lack of knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the history of his descendants. "The ignorance here is on a scale that's hard to even imagine. It's just hard to even imagine," said Pat.