– Some WWE Superstars, including Seth Rollins, Corey Graves, and Summer Rae, have commented on the violent situation happening in Charlottesville, Virginia. You can check out their tweets on the subject below.
The New York Times has a report on the riots, which began with a white nationalist rally, which was soon engulfed in violence. The riots involved white nationalists and counter-protestors. The white nationalists were protesting the city’s decision to remove monuments and statues of Robert E. Lee across the south. It soon devolved into racial taunting and brawling. A car also reportedly slammed into a group of counter-protestors during the violence. The governor has reportedly declared a state of emergency and for the National Guard and police to clear the area.
My brain can't comprehend the level of stupidity going on in Charlottesville. We gotta do better than this. https://t.co/1zP5lOMFg8
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) August 12, 2017
All you've accomplished is becoming MORE hated for your ignorance…and forced me to throw out my tiki torches…idiots.#charlottesville
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) August 12, 2017
Not only are the acts of hate & violence in #charlottsville disgusting, but being a person from the south I am embarrassed & ashamed.
— Summer Rae (@RealSummerWWE) August 12, 2017