FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California National Party Stands In Solidarity With Victims of Charlottesville
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) Last weekend in Charlottesville, VA dozens were injured and three killed in connection with the “Unite the Right” Rally taking place there. Rally attendees, many of whom came armed with helmets, shields, billyclubs, and firearms clashed with counter-protesters leading to Saturday’s violence.
The California National Party would like to officially extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy including Heather Heyer, 32, who was killed when a white supremacist ruthlessly mowed down her and approximately 15 other counter-protesters with his vehicle. Virginia State Police Officers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates also died after their helicopter crashed near Charlottesville while they were patrolling the area of the rally. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
In order to proactively deal with the looming specter of racism, and to avoid repeats of such violence in their own cities, civic leaders across the nation have taken the initiative to remove plaques, statues, and other monuments to the Civil War south. Dozens of such monuments have already been removed with many dozens more slated for removal, or in some phase of the removal process. City officials in San Diego removed a plaque honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis from Horton Plaza. In Los Angeles, a once obscure marker for Confederate veterans in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was taken down early one morning this week after the cemetery’s owners heard numerous requests for its removal.
The violence witnessed last weekend, and subsequent response by elected officials, has only served to strengthen the resolve of white nationalists who have planned dozens of follow on rallies across the nation and here in California within the coming weeks. A book burning scheduled for Huntington Beach this weekend has been cancelled but other such events planned to take place here in the Golden State are as of this release slated to continue as scheduled. While the events are being held ostensibly to protest immigrants, the removal of Confederate monuments, or the encroachment of left wing ideologies on Conservative “safe space,” responses to the events on social media tell a different story, and are littered with racially inflammatory remarks and veiled support of Nazism and white supremacy.
As an organization founded upon the progressive values that have long made California the greatest state in the union, the California National Party stands diametrically opposed to racism, bigotry, and all forms of ignorance and oppression. We seek to unite all Californians in moving forward toward a positive, inclusive future.
The California National party is a grassroots political party that advocates Californian independence on a progressive platform designed to grow California’s economy, protect her people, and preserve her natural environment. You may read the party’s platform at https://californianational.party/platform