Protesters clash again in Virginia city ahead of white nationalist rally
By Brandon Shulleeta CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general’s statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery. Fighting broke out in the city’s downtown before noon when hundreds of people, some wearing white nationalist symbols and carrying Confederate battle flags, were confronted by a nearly equal number of counter-protesters. Soon after the melee erupted, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city, home of the University of Virginia’s flagship campus.
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