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UPDATED: Violence at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia, state of emergency declared

From Trussville Tribune staff reports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Clashes between protesters and counter protesters at a “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia has prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency. Among the incidents at the rally was a car that ran into multiple people, leaving an unknown amount of injuries.

A Robert E. Lee statue is the focus of a protest by alt-right/white nationalist supporters. Photo from WMRA.org.

The “Unite the Right” rally that is taking place in Charlottesville, VA is a response to the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The rally is being held mainly by white nationalists and so-called alt-right supporters.

Last night, a torch-lit march held by alt-right supporters at the statue led to fights between protesters and counter-protesters. At least one arrest was made.

Today, a car crashed into multiple counter-protesters who were marching through the city. Video of the incident shows two stationary cars being rear-ended by another car that drove directly into the crowd before fleeing the scene.

One person is confirmed dead from the crash. 19 others were injured. A suspect is in custody but no further information have been released by police in Charlottesville.

Comments

  1. Taking these monuments down will not change how people feel or think.
    It will not change a racist persons perspective.
    It will not make things better.
    You can’t erase history and you can’t avoid it.
    But apparently the people that want to destroy history and monuments are too stupid and ignorant to realize any of that.
    They think they can just destroy what they want, and do what they want, and that there will be no repercussions on their part.
    But what they don’t see and choose to not see is that it’s only going to get worse.
    What are they gonna take down next? That’s my question.
    Get your head out of your asses and wake up and realize you can’t change the past, you can’t change history, and you won’t be able to change the right of freedom.

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