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Mob Chases Away Organizer of White Nationalist Rally

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A woman tackles Jason Kessler after his press conference was disrupted by protestors Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, outside City Hall in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress via AP)

By    |   Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 10:17 PM

Jason Kessler, who organized the white nationalist rally in which one of the counter-protestors was killed and others injured when the driver of a car deliberately rammed into them, was mobbed by protesters and chased away during a press conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday, NBC News footage showed.

As Kessler tried to hold the press conference, several hundred people shouted him down and one man approached the microphone shouting, “Indict for murder now.”

As Kessler fled the crowd, one of the mob members chasing him threw a punch at him. In the footage, Kessler is seen running away through bushes and trees in an attempt to get away, as the mob followed him.

Police tried to surround Kessler and protect him from the angry crowd, but the mob pushed through the police lines and continued chasing him before the troopers managed to lead him to safety, CBS News reported.

Kessler who is a blogger based in Charlottesville, accused the mob of "anti-white hate."

Before the press conference on Sunday, CNN reported that Kessler blamed police for the violence that occurred the day before, saying in a statement that "Instead of maintaining law and order, the police purposefully created the catastrophe that led to a melee in the streets of Charlottesville and the death of a counterprotester."

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