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North Carolina Klan Group Protests Civil War Memorial Changes

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Protesters and counter-demonstrators clashed on the streets of Charlottesville, VA today. White nationalists, members of alt-right groups, Confederate groups, anti-patriot organizations, and white supremacists gathered for the Unite the Right rally.

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TSR STAFF: Chantel P.! @_popchanny on IG! _____________________________________ Charlottesville, Virginia is under a state of emergency after white nationalists intruded University of Virginia's campus with torches and chants; which resulted in a large brawl. _____________________________________ Protesters were gearing up for Saturday's "Unite The Right" rally, which is part of an ongoing effort by select southern communities to remove confederacy iconography from public property. Things were put into motion back in 2015 following the Charleston massacre. _____________________________________ Things took a left turn when, according to CNN, a few dozen men showed up with lit tiki torches, chanting things like, "blood and soil!" and "you will not replace us." _____________________________________ In many — read more at TheShadeRoom.com!

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Violence between demonstrators and counter-demonstrators erupted this afternoon. Several people were injured after fights broke out on the streets during the rally organized by White Nationalists and Neo-Confederates.

Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency, while the Charlottesville Police Department has proclaimed an unlawful assembly against the protest.

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Law enforcement has asked everyone to leave the area or they will be arrested. However, a crowd is still gathered.

Onlookers and protesters have taken to social media to discuss the events:

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First Lady, Melania Trump recently tweeted about the unfortunate events:

President Trump took to Twitter to speak on this incident.

We will keep you updated as the story continues.

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