VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Covers UVA Thomas Jefferson Statue With Tarp, Issue Demands

The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, and now the students and faculty are calling him a white supremacist rapist.

The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, and now the students and faculty are calling him a white supremacist rapist.

Thomas Jefferson Called A White Supremacist And Racist As Black Lives Matter Issues Demands

Charlottesville, VA – On Tuesday night, September 12, a crowd of about 100 Black Lives Matter activists, all students, faculty, and local residents, gathered at the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the campus of the University of Virginia, and issued a list of demands for the University.

The crowd chanted “No Trump, No KKK, No racist UVA”, while one person yelled “What do we want?” and the crowd yelled back, “justice!”, according to The Washington Times.

Activists carried signs that said “Fuck silence”, and “Thomas Jefferson is a racist and a rapist”, as some climbed onto the statue, covered it with a black tarp, and hung a banner from it that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Fuck White Supremacy.”

The activists’ covering of the statue was apparently mocking the decision by Charlottesville officials to cover the statue of General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park and the statue of General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson in Justice Park after the violent rally in August.

The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819.

The demands included removing the Confederate plaques on the Rotunda and banning white supremacist hate groups from grounds, calling out UVA alumni Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer specifically.

Kessler is a self-professed white nationalist and an activist for the Alt-Right.

Spencer is a self-professed white nationalist who coined the term “alt-right” to avoid the negative associations with being called a white nationalist. “Alt-right” has since been picked up by people to describe anybody who is right of Hillary Clinton. This has only helped white nationalists disguise themselves, because non-racists are frequently called “alt-right” or “white supremacists,” such as Thomas Jefferson.

The group also demanded that all students be required to take classes about how Thomas Jefferson was a white supremacist and rapist, demanded the hiring of more black faculty, and demanded the admission of more black students.

An unidentified speaker at the protest said, “One month ago, we stood on the front lines in downtown Charlottesville as all manner of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and neo-fascists swarmed the area.

“Two months ago, the Ku Klux Klan rallied in their safe space, fully robed and fully protected by multiple law enforcement agencies who brutalized and tear gassed peaceful counter-protesters.”

The speaker was referring to the violent protest and rally at UVA, which occurred on August 12.

At Tuesday’s rally, protesters and counter-protesters exchanged words, and the rally almost became violent, with Black Lives Matter activists chanting “Stop staring!  Start fighting!”  One man, who requested confidentiality, tried to livestream the rally, and then released the video for public use after protesters demanded his name.

UVA officials have not yet commented on the list of demands.

You can see video from the event below:

  • Beetlebailey

    Does anyone reference the fact that he was one of the framers who enabled the process in which they would have the right to call him names?

    • Rachel

      They either ignore that or don’t know. They still slam people for using politically incorrect terms, even if that person died in 1920 or something.

      • george orwell

        They aren’t ignoring it, but they ARE ignorant. They really don’t know, because that fact hasn’t been taught in public schools for at least 30 years, probably longer. A new study also shows that only 37% of adults can name even ONE of the rights in the just the First Amendment. And these idiots want to shred the constitution. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/13/37-percent-of-americans-cant-name-any-of-the-right/

        • Rachel

          I’m not that old. They taught us, but..these colleges seem more like brainwashing camps lately. If they’re skipping over parts of history that make the founders look good, I would not be amazed. Google exists though so there isn’t much excuse to not know something now.

          • John Clabo

            That’s whats scary. I’m 30. I wasn’t THAT long ago that I was in grade school…..we never had crap like this. Somewhere along the line, schools became “re-education camps”.

          • Highest common denominator

            Not sure where you went to college, but UVa is pretty upfront about the good and bad Jefferson did in his life.

            And if you’re using grade school as your measuring stick for life experiences outside your own, maybe change your measuring stick.

  • Jennifer
    • JBo

      This is the USA…not the UK.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    I applaud the person or people that covered up the statue of the White Mohammed aka Thomas Jefferson.

    • JBo

      Right. We should eliminate everything at UVA associated with Jefferson. Oops! Does that include UVA itself since Jefferson founded it?

      • Jonas Blane ll

        YES

        • JBo

          So nobody gets an education at UVA…black, white, Asian or any race because BLM is so much more important than getting an education. OKaaaay…………

          • Jonas Blane ll

            YES.

          • Chuckster

            You truly are an idiot. This kind of thinking.. wait, That almost slipped out.

  • David E Brown

    “Two months ago, the Ku Klux Klan rallied in their safe space, fully robed and fully protected by multiple law enforcement agencies who brutalized and tear gassed peaceful counter-protesters.” socialists entire life is lived in a lie

  • Remo_5_0

    Sheriff Clarke for Dean.

    • Highest common denominator

      He’s not smart enough to lead campus security for UVa.

  • JBo

    But…but…if you ban racists from the campus, where will BLM go????????

  • Jonas Blane ll

    What incorrect thing was said about the white Mohammed aka Thomas Jefferson?

  • william

    Guess I’m just plain stupid but I still fail to understand why it’s the correct thing to do by supporting some home grown hate and terrorist organizations while slam dunking others? The Supremacist have been around longer but then the love and destruction spread by BLM & ANTIFA is no better than the klan. If you know the answer to this question please let me know.

    • Highest common denominator

      There’s no real answer to this, because BLM and the KKK aren’t equal.

      • JBo

        Right. They aren’t equal because one group is black and the other is white, otherwise………..

        • Highest common denominator

          Exactly how many people have BLM and Antifa members killed?

          • Richard Young

            Alleged or convicted in a court of law?

          • Highest common denominator

            Whatever the answer to your stupid question, either white supremacist number far exceeds that of BLM and Antifa combined.

          • JBo

            You could start with the Dallas shootings…and for young groups, they’re only becoming more rancid…like the Klukers and Panthers were when they first started spewing their drivel. Same ideology…hate, just different names and different targets. One side targets race, the other targets LEOs and people that don’t agree with them. Both sides threaten and carry out violence.

          • Highest common denominator

            The Dallas shooter wasn’t a BLM member. Nice try though.

          • JBo

            Thanks for the kudos.

            According to Police Chief Brown, ““He wanted to kill officers, and he expressed killing white people, he expressed killing white officers,” Brown said. “He expressed anger for Black Lives Matter.”

            Maybe he was a Kluker.

          • Highest common denominator

            Alright. How does this show BLM or Antifa has killed anyone though?

          • Highest common denominator

            And the original black panthers were reactionary. The government deliberately propagandized and assassinated leaders of the group because they were afraid they were capable of creating a “black messiah.”

  • Peekin-In

    Golly I hope the Martin Luther King statue survives……….

    • Highest common denominator

      False equivalency. Try again.

      • Peekin-In

        What did I say that was wrong?

        • Highest common denominator

          How is an MLK statue on par with a Thomas Jefferson statue? Your statement meant you believed an equal response to this would be covering an MLK statue.

          • Peekin-In

            You have no idea what I meant, except in the context it was placed.

          • Highest common denominator

            alright. please explain.