Posted by on November 25, 2021 3:01 am
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Civil Jury Finds ‘Unite the Right’ Rally Organizers Responsible for 2017 Charlottesville Violence

After a civil trial, a federal jury in Virginia ordered organizers of the ill-fated “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville to pay 9 plaintiffs more than $20 million in compensatory and punitive damages for physical and emotional injuries. The case in Sines v. Kessler, civil action 3:17-cv-72, was heard in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The rally in question took place in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. The event attracted neo-Nazis, but many non-Nazis attended to protest a proposal to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a nearby park. The plaintiffs claimed that a nighttime tiki torch march was intended to frighten and intimidate the plaintiffs and others. The rally gained national and international attention after then-President Donald Trump was falsely accused of praising the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who attended the rally. Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden repeated the falsehood in …

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