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North Carolina Klan Group Protests Civil War Memorial Changes

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Protesters and counter-demonstrators clashed on the streets of Charlottesville, VA today. White nationalists, members of alt-right groups, Confederate groups, anti-patriot organizations, and white supremacists gathered for the Unite the Right rally.

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Violence between demonstrators and counter-demonstrators erupted this afternoon. Several people were injured after fights broke out on the streets during the rally organized by White Nationalists and Neo-Confederates.

Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency, while the Charlottesville Police Department has proclaimed an unlawful assembly against the protest.

Law enforcement has asked everyone to leave the area or they will be arrested. However, a crowd is still gathered.

Onlookers, protesters, and people from around the nation have taken to social media to discuss the events:

 

 

 

 

 

First Lady, Melania Trump recently tweeted about the unfortunate events:

After a delay, President Trump responded with the following:

So far one casualty has been reported. However, the tension and violence continue. In an unbelievable act, this car was caught on camera plowing into a crowd of counter-demonstrators.

Trump loosely addressed the Charlottesville injustices during a press conference for the Veteran’s Affairs Act.

What do you think about the President’s speech?

We will keep you updated as the story continues.


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