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Charlottesville: One killed amid violence over US far-right rally

04:40 Sun Aug 13, 2017


A number of people received first-aid after a vehicle drove into a crowd

Taken from/By: BBC News
Report by: BBC News

One person has been killed amid violent clashes between white nationalists attending a far-right march and protesters in the US state of Virginia.

The mayor of Charlottesville said he was “heartbroken” at the loss.

It is not clear if the death came when a car rammed a crowd of opponents of the far-right rally, injuring several.

The “Unite the Right” march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a Civil War general. A state of emergency has been declared.

President Donald Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides”.

“The hate and the division must stop right now,” he told reporters, speaking in New Jersey, where he is on a working holiday. “We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation.”



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