On Saturday, August 12, White Supremacists from across the nation gathered in Charlottesville, VA. The “Unite the Right” rally was organized as a response to the city’s decision to remove traces of its links to the Confederacy and recent plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Violence between protesters and counter-protesters erupted, resulting in one death and 19 injuries. Since photos of the rally have surfaced, social media sleuths have been working to identify those in attendance, with many students and co-workers voicing their horrified reaction to their actions.
One of the most surprising responses was from Pearce Tefft, who recognized one such attendee immediately: His son.
This is Peter Tefft.
via: TwitterIf his face looks familiar, you've probably seen it popping up on your newsfeed as one of the "Alt-Right" protesters in Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally.
After seeing the footage of Saturday's tragedy, one man felt the need to take action.
via: 22 WordsPearce Tefft, Peter's father, penned this powerful open letter that has been making the rounds on social media.