The FOX News reporter Doug McKelway attended the protests this Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. McKelway told FOX News that interviewers pulled out of Lee Park after the violence started. The police told them, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.”
This was after violent Antifa terrorist attacked a group of white supremacists in the park.
Doug McKelway: “We are now beginning to hear criticism bubble up on all sides of this event about the initial slow response by the police. When I got out of my car yesterday in Charlottesville about 10:30 in the morning you knew this was a bad scene and bad things were going to be happening because people were congregating at Lee Park and Emancipation Park wearing helmets, body armor, carrying big heavy sticks. Nobody was intent on peace here from either side. People were intent on causing havoc and causing damage. And even as wounded were being brought out of the park police were sitting idly by. I was standing off a cordoned off area where the police had set up as a staging area, the state police, and they said you can come in here this is a safe area. But when the tear gas started to fly, thrown by protesters, the police themselves began to evacuate then. I asked the guy who was in charge, “Where you going?” He said, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” They had a chance to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to.”
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) August 12, 2017
McKelway then interviewed Virginia’s State Police spokeswoman. She said that “people” were hurling soda cans filled with cement at people. This is a typical Antifa tactic.
Does this prove that the Governor and the Mayor kept the cops at bay to increase the violence? Who knows. Someone is to blame in all this. There should not have been this many extremist groups in one place. It reeks of a setup.