The Vice Mayor of Charlottesville is the man behind removing the statue of Robert E. Lee and changing the name of Lee park. He also illegally revoked the permit of the Unite the Right group to march in Charlottesville. A judge later reinstated their permit. The ACLU represented them.
Bellamy believes the statues of confederates are magnets for hate and symbols of white supremacy. Some in his city believe he is the reason the police let Antifa and Black Lives Matter run wild. He has been called an agitator. Others say he’s a black supremacist.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Mayor Michael Signer blames the White House for the violence yesterday.
Dr. Bellamy appears to have quite a history as a bigot
As the vice mayor and Albemarle public school teacher, Bellamy is one of the leaders in the fight against the Confederate memorials. But as of December 2016, he resigned from teaching and stepped down from his seat on the Virginia Board of Education because of the criticism he’s been facing for offensive tweets. Bellamy’s comments have ranged from writing, “I DON’T LIK WHIT PEOPLE,” to criticizing female teachers as “fkn a sure fire way to fk our lil boys up,” and he made vulgar gay slurs though now he’s a big LGBT supporter – allegedly.
He did issue a Facebook apology and claims to not be a bigot now.
Here are a few of his tweets [warning very vulgar]: