FOX News reporter Doug McKelway was in the middle of the Charlottesville riots. The police told McKelway, "We're leaving. It's too dangerous."
This went down just after the Antifa thugs had struck back and were leading attack on the white supremacists.
Doug McKelway: We are now beginning to hear criticism bubble up on all sides of this event about the initial slow response by the police. When I got out of my car yesterday in Charlottesville about 10:30 in the morning you knew this was a bad scene and bad things were going to be happening because people were congregating at Lee Park and Emancipation Park wearing helmets, body armor, carrying big heavy sticks. Nobody was intent on peace here from either side. People were intent on causing havoc and causing damage. And even as wounded were being brought out of the park police were sitting idly by. I was standing off a cordoned off area where the police had set up as a staging area, the state police, and they said you can come in here this is a safe area. But when the tear gas started to fly, thrown by protesters, the police themselves began to evacuate then. I asked the guy who was in charge, “Where you going?” He said, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” They had a chance to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to.
Check out the video.
McKelway was also able to interview a police spokesman. During this interview she said that there were people hurling soda cans filled with concrete. This is a very common practice of the Antifa thugs.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) August 12, 2017
There has been an awful series of events in Charlottesville. Thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been devastated by this.