Auto rams into crowd at violent Virginia rally

Wendy Jensen
August 13, 2017

White nationalists bearing torches are marching through Charlottesville tonight on the University of Virginia Campus chanting "you will not replace us".

White supremacist and white nationalist groups converged on Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, for a planned "Unite the Right" rally.

Ku Klux Klan supporters staged a march in Virginia last month, but were easily outnumbered by counter-protesters.

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REUTERS UNDER ATTACK He was then chased away as tensions exploded in Virginia

Video footage showed the auto plowing through a group of people protesters after police broke up clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters.

Trump's tweet was the first official response to the violence from the White House, and came almost an hour after First Lady Melania Trump tweeted about the situation in Charlottesville. The "Unite the Right" gathering, planned for Saturday, aims to bring together a variety of niche groups from white supremacists to the alt-right to neo-Confederates.

But far-right demonstrators might have trouble finding somewhere to sleep: the apartment rental platform AirBnB has canceled a number of accounts linked to extreme-right views, in keeping with its non-discrimination policy. Virginia is the birthplace of the rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly that make our country great.

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He said in a statement, "Men and women from state and local agencies will be in Charlottesville [on Saturday] to keep the public safe, and their job will be made easier if Virginians, no matter how well-meaning, elect to stay away from the areas where this rally will take place".

The city had been the scene of violent clashes between the nationalists and counter-protesters earlier. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was urging those not participating in the march to steer clear and avoid the potential for violence. "We continue to stand with Charlottesville Mayor Signer and those who reject intolerance". There is no place for this kind of violence in America.

A state official later said the male driver of a auto is in police custody.

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Skirmishes broke out near the Rotunda between the white nationalists and counter-protesters, including some students.

The statue's removal is part of a broader city effort to change the way Charlottesville's history of race is told in public spaces.

The future of the statue is to be decided by a judge in a ruling expected in the next few weeks. A group called the Monument Fund filed a lawsuit arguing that removing the statue would violate a state law governing war memorials.

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Update 8:20 p.m.: A judge has granted a temporary injunction for Jason Kessler allowing him to have his Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park.

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