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Charlottesville rally organizer mobbed at press conference

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The man who organized the white nationalist rally that left one person dead on Saturday was mobbed by protesters and chased offstage during a Sunday press conference.

Footage uploaded by NBC News showed protesters swarming the podium as Jason Kessler attempted to speak, with one man taking a swing at the man who organized Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.

{mosads}Kessler can be seen running from protesters and cameras through a garden when another individual attempts to shove him. The video shows police ultimately intervening.

A driver mowed down counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, leaving one person dead and multiple others injured. 

Twenty-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder, failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death, and malicious wounding.

Kessler said organizers sought a peaceful rally and put the blame on law enforcement for the violence that overtook it on Saturday.

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