“They sell those torches at Party City. These dudes probably all went to Party City together.”

On Friday night, hundreds of torch-wielding white nationalists marched on the University of Virginia's campus in Charlottesville.

On Friday night, hundreds of torch-wielding white nationalists marched on the University of Virginia's campus in Charlottesville.

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The march, which preceded a "Unite the Right" rally scheduled for Saturday, comes amid controversy over a proposal to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, formerly called Lee Park.

The gathering was widely condemned by the mayor of Charlottesville, the UVA president, Virginia's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates, and several national lawmakers.

As shocking as the protest was to many online were quick to mock the white nationalists for marching using tiki torches.

As shocking as the protest was to many online were quick to mock the white nationalists for marching using tiki torches.

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