The War on Statues has taken another casualty – the Manassas, Virginia annual Civil War Re-Enactment.
Civil War Weekend in the City of Manassas Canceled for Aug. 25-27. Please see the message from the City below: pic.twitter.com/B6hvQTyHh1
— Manassas VA (@CityofManassas) August 18, 2017
The extreme left’s fear of inanimate objects has pushed cities and towns to pull century-old monuments from their pedestals at a lightning pace. City and state leaders across the nation are now referring to confederate statues as “lightning rods for discontent.”
On Friday, A Morganton, NC man was arrested after he assaulted a group of civil war re-enactors in with pepper spray at a civil war reunion event.
NPD also confirmed Smith had a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver and a concealed carry permit, in addition to a small canister of pepper spray, according to the release.
Two victims were treated for pepper spray exposure by Newton Fire Department and Catawba County Emergency Medical Services, and released at the scene.
Considering this violence in Charlottesville, the childish behavior of the far-left and the pepper spray incident, Manassas felt that their annual civil war battle re-enactment and all of the other events that weekend had to be canceled.
“Recent events have ignited passions in this country surrounding the Civil War and the symbols representing it,” the announcement read. “The City of Manassas is saddened by these events and abhors the violence happening around the country. The City does not wish to further exacerbate the situation. Consequently, Civil War Weekend, which was to be held Aug. 25-27, has been canceled for the safety of our residents, visitors, and reenactors.”