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Jason Kessler, the organizer of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, was chased away from a news conference on Sunday, a day after the event in Virginia erupted in violence and left three people dead.
Kessler, a blogger, had to be escorted by law enforcement into a police station to avoid protesters, The Associated Press reported. Video of the incident shows Kessler running with a police officer from an angry mob that heckled him, including a man who accused him of being responsible for the death of a woman killed during the anti-racism protests Saturday.
Kessler - Briefly - Remarks - People
Kessler briefly made remarks before he fled, criticizing the people who were booing him.
"That hate that you hear around you, that is the anti-white hate," Kessler said at his outdoor news conference in downtown Charlottesville.
Video - Media - Police - City - Officials
He posted a video on social media saying police and city officials were responsible for the violence at Saturday's rally, and criticized them for how they handled Sunday's news conference.
"I knew going in that I was putting my life in my hands, that's probably the last time I'm going to do that for quite some time," said Kessler, who lives in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia.
Media - Coverage - President - Donald - Trump
He also decried what he said has been slanted media coverage aimed at hurting President Donald Trump.
State police said they charged a Charlottesville man with misdemeanor assault and battery after a trooper...
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