Activist Don Gathers, identified as the stick-wielding Black Lives Matter supporter who struck at least one person in the crowd as violence was developing at the 2017 Unite the Right rally, is now running for Charlottesville City Council.
Gathers is running in the June 11 Democratic primary alongside another activist named Michael Payne, and their campaign slogan is “Community Driven, Community Focused.” Gathers is making his public announcement Tuesday.
Gathers is a well-known agitator seen here leading activists with his stick.
Gathers has been identified as the man who swings his stick repeatedly, samurai-style, at the 1:30 Minute Mark of this video from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.
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