Last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, a ‘Unite the Right’ rally got violent after anti-protesters became the victims of a terrorist attack by a white supremacist. One woman died and 19 others were injured. Lawmakers in the Illinois Senate have just passed a resolution that categorizes white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations.
The violence sparked over the weekend when Neo-Nazi terrorist James Alex Fields attacked the crowd by driving his Dodge Challenger into the peaceful protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
The terrorist had traveled from Ohio to protest at the rally with his fellow white nationalists.
Illinois State Senator, Don Harmon, who sponsored the new resolution said: ‘it is vital that we stand in total opposition to the hatred, bigotry, and violence displayed by the white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville this past weekend.’
He continued on by saying: ‘they are the heirs to the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis. We fought two bloody wars in opposition to their ideologies. We must continue to fight those same twisted ideologies today.’
Many rallied in support of this new resolution and copies are being sent to President Donald Trump as well as to the members of Congress.
Twitter user, Astor Goodwin approved by saying: ‘the Illinois Senate has the courage to do what the Trump Department of Justice won’t do.’