Nigel Farage's Tweet About Nazi Salutes At Charlottesville Rally Goes Down Terribly

Nigel Farage was among those giving his take on a far-right rally in the US city of Charlottesville - but his tweet did not exactly go down well.

The rally descended into violence after neo-Nazis, white supremacists and members of the Ku Klux Klan clashed with anti-fascist protestors.

<strong>A white supremacist protester gives a Nazi salute at the 'Unite The Right' rally</strong> (Photo: Stringer . / Reuters)
A white supremacist protester gives a Nazi salute at the 'Unite The Right' rally (Photo: Stringer . / Reuters)

Three people died - one 32-year-old woman, who was hit when a car ploughed into a crowd and two state troopers, whose helicopter crashed outside the city while responding to the situation ― and at least 35 others were injured in the Virginia city on Saturday.

The day’s event prompted the former Ukip leader to tweet:

This did not exactly go down well...

A pro-Brexit, anti-immigration poster unveiled by Farage in the run-up to the EU referendum was likened to Nazi propaganda.

A matter of hours after his tweet about Nazi salutes, Farage went on to promote a book about “no-go zones” and “how sharia law is coming to a neighbourhood near you”, as well as praising Donald Trump’s speech on Charlottesville, in which he failed to specifically condemn white supremacy.

This elicited further disbelief...

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Following the violence on Saturday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told the far-right supporters to “go home”.

He said: “I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today.

“Our message is plain and simple: Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth.

“Shame on you.

“You pretend that you are patriots but you are anything but a patriot.”


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