Protesters Clash in Charlottesville at White Nationalists Rally
- Author: Rogelio Becker Aug 13, 2017,
Aug 13, 2017, 0:41
Charlottesville was also the scene of a smaller white nationalist rally in May. Downs didn't have word on their conditions. A Virginia State Police spokesperson told The Washington Post that injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening.
Video of vehicle hitting anti-racist protestors. The sports auto rams into the back of a silver convertible, which hits the van in front of it.
Video of the incident shows a silver Dodge Charger crashing into a auto where protesters were marching and then rapidly reversing away. As the sports auto retreats, a red athletic shoe falls off the bumper.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the views of the white nationalists "repugnant", and called for Americans to unite against "this kind of vile bigotry". "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other", Trump said. Police officers spoke on bullhorns, directing people to leave.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, and police dressed in riot gear ordered people out.
A hearing on the injunction gets underway at 12 p.m.
Officials didn't immediately release any further information and it wasn't immediately clear if anyone was in custody. Later, another group chanted slogans like, "Nazi scum off our streets!" After an hour-long autograph session, "Beauty and the Beast" was scheduled to be shown on the video board at the stadium.
Meanwhile, hundreds of counterprotesters packed a church to pray and organize.
But ACLU attorney Victor M. Glasberg said the Emancipation Park location is central to Kessler's rally because of the Lee statue and the controversy that has surrounded the city's decision to remove and rename the park.
Charlottesville is considered a liberal college town - and 86% of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential elections.
Airbnb has taken a stand against white supremacists.
White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, prompting the governor to declare an emergency and stop a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general from a public park.
David Duke, former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for decrying violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., claiming that the so-called "Unite the Right" rally represents Trump's own supporters' vision for the United States. "You will not replace us!" and "Jews will not replace us!" as they carried torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus. "We need an exorcism on the Lawn", Larry Sabato, director of the university's Center for Politics, tweeted. "We have determined that we can not do all of these things effectively if the demonstration is held in Emancipation Park".