TWITTER FACES FRESH CALLS TO BAN RICHARD SPENCER AFTER ALLEGED AUDIO OF RACIST TIRADE AT CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY LEAKS
The one-minute rant also uses repeated use the anti-Semitic slur “kike” and, in an apparent reference to black people, the voice says his ancestors “fucking enslaved those pieces of shit.”
Spencer arranged the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The planned removal of the statue was prompted by the backlash to the Charleston church massacre two months earlier in which nine black people were killed.
Hundreds of people from various far-right factions descended onto the rally that quickly became violent as they were met with counter-protesters who wanted to show their disdain for white supremacist beliefs.
On the second day of violence, Virginia State Police declared the gathering unlawful and tried to disperse protesters with riot police. However, they were ultimately unsuccessful in preventing the violence that led to the death of Heyer.
Let’s get this movement trending: #BlockTwitterAds. Until @Jack permanently bans #RichardSpencer and Nazis like him, we will block every Twitter ad we see. Double your impact by direct tweeting or DMing the company you’re blocking and tell them why you did it.
— Todd Bannon (@pakalamazoo) November 4, 2019
Why the hell is Richard Spencer still allowed on Twitter @jack
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) November 4, 2019