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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:16 PM

Virginia Gov. Declares State of Emergency as White Nationalist Rally Turns Violent

Virginia Gov. Declares State of Emergency as White Nationalist Rally Turns Violent
by KURT CHIRBAS, F. BRINLEY BRUTON and ARIANA BROCKINGTON

Fights erupted Saturday morning and at least two people were hurt as white nationalists and counter-protesters violently clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia, where local police and the governor declared a state of emergency.

Supporters of the "Unite the Right" rally descended again on the city's downtown in opposition to clergy members and other groups, who stood in a line singing "This Little Light of Mine" to drown out the profanity and slurs.

"Love has already won. We have already won," the counter-protesters responded.

But as the violence intensified with shoving and punching, demonstrators covered their mouths after tear gas was apparently released into the crowd.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/torch-wielding-white-supremacists-march-university-virginia-n792021

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