Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tennessee Floated as Location for Unite the Right Rally

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:11 AM



Tennessee is slightly leading in an informal Twitter poll that may help determine the location for the next Unite the Right rally like the one in Charlottesville last month that left one woman dead and many injured.

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White national blogger Hunter Wallace posted the poll Tuesday. Since then, it has garnered the attention of many, including the Tennessee House Democrats group, who retweeted the poll Wednesday.

"Hunter Wallace" is the apparent pen name for Bradley Dean Griffin, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Griffin, is "one of the white nationalist movement’s most cogent commentators of the past decade," according to the SPLC. It's a description Griffin uses like an author's blurb on his Twitter page.

Griffin's blog, Occidental Dissent, reports on the white national movement and has a loyal following, according to the SPLC.

Hailing the event as "UTR 2.0," Griffin asked his Twitter followers which state — Kentucky, Tennessee, or Georgia — "would be easiest for you to travel to?" So far, the poll has garnered 778 votes and Tennessee leads with 41 percent of the vote, a slim margin over 36 percent for Kentucky.
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Griffin said the event is roughly scheduled for November and that he was open to other location suggestions.

Some respondents suggested the event should be held on private land, in a state with open carry laws, or in conservative states. Twitter user Johnny Fash said the location didn't matter.
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Another Twitter user, Diversity Blues, wrote, "Either TN or Kentucky would work. Georgia has too much Atlanta in it, if'n you know what I mean."
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"We will return," promises a tweet from the seemingly official Unite the Right Twitter page. Several white nationals seemed eager (on Twitter for another rally, at one point trying to get an event called "Whitestock" off the ground.    


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