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At least one death in Charlottesville after far-right rally turns violent, state of emergency declared

The mayor of Charlottesville has blamed Trump's election for emboldening white nationalist and far-right protesters after violence broke out in the town on Saturday

By Stephanie Boland  

A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A state of emergency has been declared in the town of Charlottesville, Virginia after violence erupted at a “Unite the Right” rally. Clashes broke out between right-wing groups and antifascist counter-protestors ahead of the scheduled meeting.

The Associated Press now reports that a car has been driven into a group of counter-protestors, with those at the scene saying the act was deliberate. [Warning: distressing video.]

The rally was anticipated to gather together white nationalist and right-wing groups, reportedly…

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