According to The Hill, a brand of tiki torches is denouncing the use of its products by white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville. The announcement comes after hundreds of racists were seen marching with the torches.
The image went viral almost immediately. Thousands of people were shocked to see so many white supremacists marching with their torches on fire. For some, it brought back memories of the KKK and the 1960’s.
TIKI reached out on their social media accounts to take aim at the white supremacists using their products. Normally, tiki torches are used to set a fun atmosphere in a backyard.
“We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way. Our products are designed to enhance backyard gatherings and to help family and friends connect with each other at home in their yard,” the post read.
According to The Hill, a group of far-right protesters shouting "white lives matter" and "you will not replace us" had marched onto the University of Virginia campus with the torches Friday ahead of a planned “Unite the Right” rally to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.
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