Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

Barack Obama, you are missed out on.
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After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned fatal on Saturday, previous president Barack Obama connected on Twitter to comfort Americans.

While President Trump was quiet on the platform , choosing not to attend to the violent clash in between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared an effective message through a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the possible to enjoy.

The very first of Obama’s 3 tweets has actually given that ended up being the 3rd most-liked tweet in history at the time of composing this post, according to Esquire.

The tweet, which included a picture of Obama peering at children through a window, started the quote: “No one is born disliking another individual due to the fact that of the colour of his skin or his background or his religious beliefs …”

It rapidly generated over 2 million likes and 970,000 retweets, nearing other record-setting tweets like Ellen’s well-known Oscars selfie , which got in outstanding 2,418,912 likes back in 2014 and Ariana Grande’s 2017 tweet to fans after the lethal Manchester battle attacks happened at one of her shows. Grande’s psychological tweet presently holds the leading area on Twitter with 2,703,092 likes.

After his tweet, Obama then went on to complete the quote, composing “‘People need to discover how to dislike, and if they can discover how to dislike, they can be taught to enjoy. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ – Nelson Mandela.”

Obama was greatly applauded for speaking out in wake of the terrible occasions that occurred in Charlottesville, particularly because Trump appeared unwilling to resolve the rally. Trump was slammed by significant political and cultural figures consisting of Chelsea Clinton and J.K. Rowling.

Eventually, he condemned violence “on numerous sides,” however didn’t clearly call out white supremacists.

Then, on Monday afternoon — 2 days after the truth — Trump offered an unscripted statement to journalism, while looking deeply into his teleprompter.

After extoling the present strength of the economy, the president openly resolved those at fault for the violence, condemning the racist actions of members of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists.

Obama’s message simply goes to reveal that quality of tweets is better than amount … keep in mind, Trump.

On Tuesday afternoon a representative from Twitter notified Mashable that Obama’s tweet had actually ended up being the 2nd most liked tweet of perpetuity and the 5th most retweeted. At 2,509,888 likes Obama’s Mandela quote bumped Ellen’s selfie to 3rd most liked tweet.

On Tuesday night at roughly 10:07 p.m. ET, Obama’s tweet catapulted to the top of the Twitter totem, setting a brand-new all-time record. The tweet netted an outstanding 2,705,809 likes (and increasing) at the time of composing .

UPDATE: Aug. 15, 2017, 12:54 p.m. UTC Upgraded to consist of extra details from Twitter.

UPDATE: Aug. 16, 2017, 9:05 a.m. UTC Upgraded to consist of brand-new most liked tweet rankings.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/14/obama-charlottesville-virginia-tweet-breaks-records/

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Charlottesville: far-right crowd with torches encircles counter-protest group

People collecting to oppose Unite the Right presentation state they were struck with pepper spray and lighter fluid in clash on University of Virginia school

Hundreds of reactionary demonstrators wielded torches as they progressed to the University of Virginia school in Charlottesville on Friday night and apparently assaulted a much smaller sized group of counter-protesters who had actually connected arms around a statue of Thomas Jefferson.

Starting at a community park less than a mile away, alt-right protesters who have actually collected for the weekend Unite the Right rally marched in a long column over the brief range to the school, shouting mottos like You will not change us and Blood and soil. When the marchers reached and surrounded the counter-protesters there was a brief spoken conflict, #peeee

. Counter-protesters stated they were then assaulted with swung torches, pepper spray and lighter fluid.

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Emily Gorcenski was amongst the protesters who stated they were struck with the mace spray. [They] totally surrounded us and wouldnt let us out.

She stated authorities did not step in till long after the rightwing marchers had actually set out at protesters. I saw numerous individuals shouting Nazi mottos and authorities not do anything.

Goresnki shared a number of live videos of the occasion.

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Charlottesville cops did not react instantly to ask for remark.

Two male protesters who stated they were likewise maced, and did not want to be called, explained reactionary protesters moving from spoken abuse, to pressing and pushing protesters, to the poisonous spray.

Someone from the alt right maced me ideal in the face unprovoked, stated one. After they maced individuals they began punching individuals and striking them with torches. A number of protesters stated a lady utilizing a wheelchair was amongst those sprayed.

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Just up the street from the fracas, a neighborhood prayer conference was kept in St Pauls memorial church, dealt with by a number of preachers consisting of popular civil liberties leader Dr Cornel West. Completion of the service overlapped with the torch parade and many individuals waited on extended periods prior to leaving mentioning security issues.

In an interview, West stated: The crypto-fascists, the neofascists, the neo-Nazis now feel so empowered, not simply by Trump however by the entire shift in the country to scapegoats.

I do not like this speak about alt-right, thats an unneeded abstraction. These are neofascists in modern clothes.

On Saturday the little college city will deal with down a complete scale Unite the Right rally, which is anticipated to be the nations biggest in a years.

Far-right tracking groups approximate that in between 500 and 1,000 individuals and 30 popular speakers and groups will come down on the downtown location for the Saturday afternoon occasion, arranged by regional rightwing activist and previous Daily Caller author Jason Kessler.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/12/charlottesville-far-right-crowd-with-torches-encircles-counter-protest-group