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Saturday, 12 August 2017 20:42

Bloodshed in Charlottesville

Written by  Seth Herald

Violent clashes broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday after white-nationalist groups marched through the University of Virginia’s Emancipation Park by torchlight on Friday night.

The “Unite the Right” gathering protested the city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E.

Lee from the park as well as other ideological grievances. After white nationalists began to skirmish with counter-protesters on Saturday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at the request of state law-enforcement officials. The day turned deadly after a driver slammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring 19 others.

Two Virginia State Police officers died later in the day when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the protests.

Read more at TheAtlantic

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