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Twitter Mocks Tiki Torch-Bearing White Nationalists: Fed Up ‘With the Tyranny of Bug Bites’

Last night, hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and white supremacists gathered at the University of Virginia to for a torch-lit march ahead of today’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally today is expected to attract thousands at Emancipation Park, where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed by the city. The Southern Poverty Law Center is describing the rally as the “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States.”

During the march last night, protesters were heard chanting “white lives matter” and “blood and soil,” among other things. And, by the end of the rally, the white nationalists had gotten into brawls with counter-protesters, leading to police to break the whole thing up.

And while there was quite a bit understandable outrage and anger expressed online about the message that was being delivered by the racist bros, many decided to take to Twitter to viciously ridicule the rally goers. One of the main targets for mockery was the marchers’ decision to use tiki torches:

Our own Jon Levine got in on the action:

And Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca gave a perfect summary of the the imagery depicted:

And Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) both mocked the marchers and condemned their message:

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