By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is not pleased with the sights that are happening in Charlottesville, Va. He also attended the University of Virginia — and still lives there.
He won a Super Bowl last season with the New England Patriots. He saw the uprising of several NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick last season.
But it is hitting close to home for Long. According to Charlottesville, Va. mayor Mike Singer, at least one person died following Saturday’s incident.
An individual drove a car into a crowd of protesters. Besides the death, numerous other people were injured.
These were counter-demonstrators, who clashed with white nationalists. Singer has declared an emergency in the state, while also halting a proposed removal of the Confederate general’s statue from a public park.
“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here,” Singer said. “I urge all people of good will — go home.”
The car incident happened two blocks away from where the statue is at. While people are connecting the two, there is no evidence the two are connected at this time.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides,” the President of the United States, Donald Trump said.
“What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives,” he added.
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