At Least One Dead in Violent Protest in Virginia

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Charlottesville, home of Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia, has become the latest Southern battleground over the contested removal of Confederate monuments.

Two Virginia State Police troopers were also killed when a helicopter crashed nearby. "So sad!" he tweeted.

Have you ever been involved in a protest rally?

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Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after a car plowed through a crowd of counterdemonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In total, more than three-dozen people were injured, officials said, including in the car crash and individual altercations.

"We love our country, we love our God, we love our flag, we are proud of our country, we are proud of who we are", he said.

At this writing, we are still sorting out all that happened Saturday at and around the University of Virginia.

"Very important for the nation to hear @POTUS describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists", tweeted Sen.

According to local media reports, demonstrators shouted and threw bottles at the opposing groups. Similar protests happened in May when New Orleans officials decided to remove confederate statues.

The white supremacist rally has put a permanent stain on the city of Charlottesville, and even though many from the area did attend the anti-racism march, it's obvious that so many others didn't.

Trump did the opposite today.

"Mr. President - we must call evil by its name". Despite all of their verbal commitments to equality and racial reconciliation, 80 percent of white evangelicals went against the voices of their brothers and sisters of color.

This speech is not the time to tout your accomplishments. "Anyone who doesn't strongly condemn the Unite for the Right rally is complicit in supporting this dangerous and racist agenda".

One was a veteran law enforcement officer with more than two decades as a Virginia state trooper. President Donald Trump has created a context in which white supremacists feel emboldened in their views and have no shame in admitting them publicly and vocally.

"We must all stand against hatred and bigotry, she wrote".

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time by state police, the FAA and NTSB. He had to be repeatedly pushed to denounce Duke after the former KKK leader endorsed him and praised him.

This sickening crime is part of the rise in white supremacists since the election of Donald Trump.

Following the clashes, a state of emergency was declared by the authorities, and police and security forces were deployed in riot gears.

Several Republican senators referred to the violence as a case of "domestic terrorism". No good comes from violence. "I saw members of the National Guard standing on the steps of the building I worked in just a couple months ago". But Trump walked away without giving an answer.

- Listen to black people: We've been saying all along that a Charlottesville could easily happen. "We are determined to take this country back". Another video shows some of the crowd. That's what we believed in.

- Admit the American church was built on white supremacy: From the colonial era to the present day, white churches have helped build a society that privileges whiteness and denigrates blackness.

The White House has not yet acknowledged the death in the incident.

"I don't want to energize the group, and I disavow the group", Trump told a group of Times reporters and columnists during a meeting at the newspaper's headquarters in New York. "Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions".

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