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State of Emergency Declared As Violence Erupts At White Nationalist Rally

State of Emergency Declared As Violence Erupts At White Nationalist Rally

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Police have moved in and dispersed the crowd at a demonstration in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia this afternoon. White supremacists planned to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city’s Emancipation Park and violence erupted with counter protesters.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city to aid in the local response while blaming “mostly out-of-state protesters” for the violence and clashes.

“I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours,” McAuliffe said in a statement. He said state troopers and the Virginia National Guard were providing support to local authorities.

In a tweet, President Trump said Americans must “condemn all that hate stands for,” saying “there is no place for violence in America.”

 

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3 Comments

  1. ahaz

    Trump’s words are hollow. This sad excuse for a man was the chief purveyor of the racist birther movement. He actively courted the white nationalists, denigrated Muslims and other minority groups. He still hasn’t said anything of substance regarding the mosque that was recently bombed. This President is racist, pure and simple and unfit for the office he unfortunately holds.

    • Blaser270

      Wonder how you felt about the real POS that stole the president’s office and camped out there 8 years sewing racial crap for the entire time. Belittled police officers from sea to sea. He accused cops of police brutality without having any facts. Many times those accusations were wrong. You might really want to take a good look at your Kenyan King and the nonsense he brought to the oval office. Black Lives Matters, Muslim Brotherhood and many other criminal organizations had free reign at the White House. Trump built his business and hired anyone and everyone along the way. You want to work for good money and can do the job, you’d have a job with him or his companies. Obama never created anything but strife.

  2. Lucie Ke

    What can you hope to gain by erasing part of history because YOU don’t like it? I don’t like what my Mom went through but nothing I can do will erase it. Learn by it so we don’t repeat history this is what you should be fighting for. QUIT trying to change something you can’t. Let the past be and don’t repeat it. Erase it (or forget it) and history WILL be repeated.

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