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Violence erupts at Klan-like rally through the University of Virginia campus

Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

thinkprogress.org 1 week ago

 
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Violence erupted between white nationalists marching with torches and counter-protesters on the University of Virginia’s campus Friday night. People planning to counter-protest tomorrow’s rally were just leaving a mass prayer service at St. Paul’s Memorial Church, on the UVA campus, when word began to spread that hundreds of white nationalists were marching toward the area. Across the street, a ring of young counter-protesters had surrounded the statue of Thomas Jefferson beneath the university’s iconic rotunda, holding a sign that read “UVA Students Against White Supremacy.” Legal observers, street medics, and others supporting the counter-protesters began to rush ...
 
 
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12 Aug
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