TIKI Brand slams white nationalists following violent Charlottesville protests

In response to the violent clashes that took place at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, one company is speaking out to distance itself from the protests.

Demonstrators marched through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Friday night while carrying lit TIKI torches as part of the "Unite the Right" rally, which was a precursor to a Saturday event meant to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

During the march, participants could be heard chanting "you will not replace us," as well as "blood and soil," a well-known Nazi rallying cry.

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After many images of its product being used by protestors went viral, TIKI Brand Products took to its Facebook page on Saturday to denounce the rally.

"TIKI Brand is not associated in any way with the events that took place in Charlottesville and are deeply saddened and disappointed," the brand wrote.

Torch march of white nationalists
Torch march of white nationalists


Photo: Getty

"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."

Friday and Saturday's events left three people dead and dozens more injured.