Tear Gas Fired as Alt-Right and Counter-Protesters Clash in Charlottesville

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 12, 2017
Published: August 12, 2017

Alt-right demonstrators, including some neo-Nazis, and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 with fights, songs, chants and marches. Later, a car plowed into protesters, killing one person and injuring 19. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency earlier in the day, after white supremacists attempted to stage a rally in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park. NBC News reported the rally was being held to protest the Charlottesville City Council’s decision to remove the Robert E. Lee statue. Credit: Instagram/Anonymous via Storyful

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