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In the US, the riots took place because of the monument of the civil war

The police made several arrests

Photo: VA State Police / Twitter

In the American city of Charlottesville (Virginia) riots broke out, caused by the plans to dismantle in the Park of Liberation, the monument to General Robert E. Lee, who commanded the army of the southern States during the civil war of 1861-1865. About it reports “Russian service air force”.

The clashes involved supporters and opponents of dismantling. Injuring several protestors.

In connection with what is happening in the state introduced a state of emergency.

Police in Virginia said on Twitter that the rioters used the gas canisters, several people were detained.

Crowd members deploy pepper spray at Charlottesville rally #cvilleaug12 pic.twitter.com/LPJqNnJPZg

— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) 12 August 2017 R.

Arrests are being made the following declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. #cvilleaug12 pic.twitter.com/6XAn1hYLAS

— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) 12 August 2017 R.

Militiamen pushed the protesters, using shields.

VSP troopers gradually moving safely protesters down Market street. in Charlottesville #cvilleaug12 pic.twitter.com/D3QO9iZc8k

— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) 12 August 2017 R.

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