Militia Men in Charlottesville Not Supremacists,
As alt-right protesters and other counter demonstrators flooded the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, another group made its presence known, and garnered a large amount of concern online. This was the militia men, a group of heavily-armed men with the camouflage suits to match. They immediately were lumped in with the white supremacists, though Maxwell PhD candidate Sam Jackson says that was not necessarily the case.
“While these armed men shouldn’t be absolved of their role as de facto security for the rest of those in Charlottesville that weekend,” Jackson wrote, “they are not neo-Nazis or white supremacists.”