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In Virginia, where the second day of the protest, the nationalists, the car drove into a crowd during a protest

In the United States in the city of Charlottesville (Virginia), where on 12 August, clashes took place between the ultra-right and their opponents, the car drove into a crowd of people. Meduza reported, citing the Associated Press.


Photo from twitter

Injured 19 people. According to human rights activists, the victims were citizens, impede the March of the far right.

Video from the scene after car plowed into crowd at white nationalist rally in Virginia https://t.co/rHKEqT1oZJ pic.twitter.com/6nzVs8BYct

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 12, 2017

Folks said counter protesters were hit by a vehicle as they turned the corner. Medics are here. #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/qQAIRy7YSN

— The ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) 12 Aug 2017

Later reported by Reuters, as a result of collision one person was killed. Mayor Michael Sayner stated that “the riots broke one life.”

He also urged the protesters to leave the streets and go home .

Against the demolition

Clashes continue in the city the second day. According to “Deutsche Welle”, August 11, hundreds of nationalists staged a protest against city plans to dismantle the monument to Confederate General Robert Edward Lee, who is considered a controversial figure in the history of the United States. The protest was supported in particular racist group “Ku Klux Klan” and right-wing extremist movement “Alternative right”.

Soon the demonstration turned into violent clashes with right-wing their opponents. According to official figures, at least two people were injured. After the riots the police have declared the action illegal and used tear gas to disperse the troublemakers.

The state government declared a state of emergency. On Saturday, August 12, according to the official account of Governor Terry McAuliffe on the social network Twitter.

Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville

— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) 12 Aug 2017

The Declaration of a state of emergency allows local authorities, if necessary, request additional forces to restore law and order.

Trump has condemned the violence

The US President condemned the clashes in Charlottesville.

“We all must be United and condemn everything that expresses hatred. In the US there is no place of such violence,” wrote Donald trump in his Twitter account.

Similarly expressed and first lady of the United States Melania trump. “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s engage in dialogue without hatred in our hearts. Violence does not bring anything good”, she said.

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