[Oct 25, 2021: Charlottesville, VA] Jury selection began today for the civil trial of the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The rally ended with the murder of Heather Heyer and injuries to dozens of other activists. The case was brought by a group of individuals that were attacked during the tiki torch march across the University of Virginia’s Charlottesville campus on August 11, 2017 and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville the next day.
If successful, the lawsuit, which seeks large monetary damages, could have wide-reaching repercussions. The plaintiffs hope that it will ultimately bankrupt the hate groups behind the far-right events and bring their activities to a halt.
Zach D. Roberts, who filmed the 2017 Charlottesville violence for the Palast Investigative Fund, joins Greg Palast and FlashPoints host Dennis J. Bernstein to talk about the case.
Read Roberts' exclusive report: https://www.gregpalast.com/hate-goes-on-trial-in-charlottesville/