Jason Kessler, a 34-year-old Charlottesville native, drew ire from the crowd as he attempted to blame police for the violence that erupted on Saturday, with people yelling, "shame," "thug," and "murderer," before eventually chasing Kessler off.
Ironically, it was the very police that Kessler had just criticized that ended up shielding him from the angry mob, eventually taking him back to the police station when his car was deemed inaccessible.
As Kessler was being quickly escorted away by the police, one man followed, shouting, "Her name was Heather, sir!" referring to 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a white supremacist rammed his car into counter-protesters.
"Her name was Heather, Jason. Her blood is on your hands ... what do you have to say for yourself?" the man implored.
Dude is so lucky we don't tar and feather people anymore.— David Cure (@worsethancure) August 13, 2017
Exactly. These people hide behind computer screens and masks. Now they are being called out online. Already a couple losing their jobs.— Mike Watson (@talkingpolitic) August 13, 2017
Not so supreme when he's on his ass in the bushes and needs a cop to get him out of there.— CrazyCatLady9 (@CrazyCatMommy9) August 13, 2017
This is what needs to happen True Americans chase these hate mongers away from having voice to spew hate in America. make them hide in hole.— Will Loo (@willyloo1234) August 13, 2017
I see a bunch of people let's acting just as deranged and evil but keep ignoring the problem then it will never go away— Adorable Taco (@taco_adorable) August 13, 2017
It's because of his age. Trained like millions of us oldies how to be effective but not violent.— stellalimelight (@stellalimelight) August 13, 2017
I think they're gonna need diapers after we're done with them— OL of the Chancla (@crack_alchemist) August 13, 2017