This Image Of A Black Officer Protecting White Supremacists In Charlottesville Was Actually Posted In July

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August 13, 2017
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August 13, 2017

This Image Of A Black Officer Protecting White Supremacists In Charlottesville Was Actually Posted In July


Individuals are claiming the picture exhibits a black police officer defending Ku Klux Klan members at Saturday’s rally, nevertheless it’s really from a unique white supremacist protest.

A picture being shared on-line that persons are claiming exhibits a black police officer guarding Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was really posted in July.

An image being shared online that people are claiming shows a black police officer guarding Saturday's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was actually posted in July.

This tweet from Saturday that already has over 50,000 shares features a image of a black cop standing in entrance a white supremacist rally and incorrectly claims it's from Saturday's rally.

By way of Twitter: @Neubadah

Tim Hogan, who labored for Hillary Clinton’s presidential marketing campaign and is now the Nationwide Press Secretary for a Washington, DC, nonprofit, additionally shared the picture on Saturday with the caption “an image value a thousand phrases.” It garnered over 30,000 likes earlier than he deleted the unique Tweet and acknowledged the picture was posted in July.

Tim Hogan, who worked for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and is now the National Press Secretary for a Washington, DC, nonprofit, also shared the image on Saturday with the caption "a picture worth a thousand words." It garnered over 30,000 likes before he deleted the original Tweet and acknowledged the image was posted in July.

By way of Twitter: @timjhogan

One of many earliest uploads of the picture to Twitter is from July 9 by Chris Magnus, police chief of Tucson, Arizona.

One of the earliest uploads of the image to Twitter is from July 9 by Chris Magnus, police chief of Tucson, Arizona.

His publish obtained just a little greater than 100 shares. BuzzFeed Information has reached out to Magnus for extra details about the supply of the picture.

By way of Twitter: @ChiefCMagnus

Somebody additionally uploaded the picture to Fb on July 10 and recognized the cop as Officer Nash.

Someone also uploaded the image to Facebook on July 10 and identified the cop as Officer Nash.

BuzzFeed Information reached out to Kimberly Payne Hawk for extra info. A follow-up article from KTVU reporter Frank Somerville stated Hawk had been getting harassed by “imply, offended folks” after the picture went viral.

“On Monday, I noticed a photograph from the KKK rally that moved me and I posted it,” Hawk informed KTVU. “I don’t care in regards to the impolite feedback in the direction of me, however I’m turning into fairly irritated on the assaults on our native police officer.”

“He’s getting attacked for being an African American police officer who was defending the free speech rights of the klan and I get accused of being a supporter of racism as a result of my sister is a police officer,” Hawk added.

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