State Of Emergency Declared In Virginia After Clashes At Far-Right Rally; Car Slams Into Protesters: Live Feed

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Update 3: A car has plowed into a group of counter-protesters at the Charlottesville rally, with local media reporting numerous heavy injuries. Video footage taken at the scene shows a damaged light-colored vehicle which appears to have been rammed by a larger, darker car at the scene. Local media describe the incident as a hit and run, with the vehicle, which reportedly had no license plate, quickly leaving the scene after the attack.

 

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Update 2: Trump has responded to the Charlottesville protests, says "there is no place for this kind of violence in America"

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Update: A state of emergency has been declared for Charlottesville due to the fighting, clashes and "chaos" at the rally. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city to aid in the local response. He earlier said the Virginia National Guard will be "standing by to respond if needed."

The city and county issued a declaration of local emergency for Charlottesville city and county, when the scene turned violent well before the "Unite the Right" rally, scheduled for noon, officially began. The city said two people were treated for serious but non-life-threatening emergencies from altercations by 10:30 a.m. Counter-protesters also flooded the area to demonstrate their disdain for the protesters' message.

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Fighting has broken out at a ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia between right-wing protesters demonstrating against the removal of a Confederate-era statue from Emancipation Park, and various groups of counter demonstrators.  The rally also aimed to protest against Charlottesville's decision to rename downtown Lee Park, now called Emancipation Park, besides the statue removal.

Some 2,000 to 6,000 people are expected to attend the rally, which is expected to be one of the largest far-right gatherings in the U.S. in at least a decade.

The Unite the Right rally aims to “unify the right-wing against a totalitarian Communist crackdown” and “affirm the right of Southerners and white people to organize for their interests just like any other group is able to do.”

Among the protesters were spotted both nazi flags...

... and KKK attire:

The clashes come a day after hundreds of white marchers carrying torches clashed briefly with counterprotesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of "far-right nationalists". The marchers chanted as made their way from Nameless Field through the sprawling campus to the school's Thomas Jefferson statue, where they were met by counterprotesters, an affiliate of NBC news said.

At least one person was arrested and several on campus were treated for minor injuries, the Daily Progress newspaper said. "I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus," Mayor Mike Singer said in a statement.

One clip posted on Twitter showed various armed members of an unidentified militia arriving at Emancipation Park carrying guns and rifles.

A separate clip shows another group joining the rally, chanting "bllod and soil" as it arrives:

According to Reuters, the events highlight a persistent debate in the U.S. South over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side in the Civil War, fought over the issue of slavery. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has said extremist groups have threatened to try and attack rally participants, to express opposition to the statue's removal.

Supporters call such statues racially insensitive, while opponents say Confederate symbols honor Southern heritage, and calls to remove them reflect "empty political correctness."

 

Lee was a symbol for white people threatened by immigration and "ethnic cleansing," rally organizer and freelance journalist Jason Kessler said in an interview with Pennsylvania's WHLM radio on Thursday.

Meanwhile, NBC notes that the National Guard is on standby, with Virginia State Police coordinating security in the city of 45,000, the governor said in a statement. "I want to urge my fellow Virginians, who may consider joining, either in support or opposition to the planned rally, to make alternative plans," McAuliffe said.

Live feed from the event below:

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Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Please my brother, enlighten me. Tell me how wonderful it was to be literally owned by another person, to be lynched at will, have no independence, be second class in your own home.  Enlighten me, what was southern slavery? "

 

Hey DICKHEAD did it ever occur to you that at the same time in Africa the fate of Black people was MUCH MUCH worse : starvation, diseases, tribal wars, cannibalism.

Said differently : at the end of the 19th century it was better to be a slave in the US than to be a free man in Africa.

You PC-jugheads are incredibly stupid.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Another ignorant asshole promoting the idea it was so great to be a slave.  The stupid runs deep.  Slavery is an ugly, ugly part of our history, full stop. I wouldn't try to justify it anymore. Most humans would rather be free and in destitute poverty than to be one of your imaginary "happy" slaves.  Ever heard of "give me liberty or give me death"?  Oh I get it, only white people can feel that way.  Hard to tell if you are a troll or just plain stupid.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

Obviously you are the direct result of the dumbing down of America. Sad!

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

I am likely vastly more intelligent than you will ever be, been more places than you will ever go and have designed,built, manufactured and sold more things than you ever will.  I think your content free statement proves your own point, project much?

Maximeme Q's picture

"I am likely vastly more intelligent than you will ever be..."

 

Compensating for something are we?

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Nah, that's why I fudged and said "likely" ... 8-)

ACES FULL's picture

You ARE vastly more intelligent. Anyone that doesn't believe that can just ask your third world African wife. You had to find a wife that could somehow manage to make you feel like you have superior intelligence. Now why did that require searching the Dark Continent?

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Ace, this is silly and off topic. 

Bigly's picture

I think he might be a 2 incher....

Mr Hankey's picture

Never heard of the winners being called traitors. 

Maximeme Q's picture

Indeed. I wonder if McAuliffe would have declared a SOE if it was an antifa or blm rally. I seriously doubt it.

Caloot's picture

Yea baby.  Tear this empire apart.  No better America than one broken into pieces.   We are NOT one unified country.  

ET's picture

Klan and Nazi rallies are usually held at night. They are more mesmerizing in darkness.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

And those hats!  What a clownlike uniform ...

EuroPox's picture

Hopefully the first of many.  Well past time for the leftists to be on the receiving end...

NO to immigration.  NO to open borders.  NO to multiculti.  NO to cultural Marxism.

Gods's picture

Socialist what a bunch of fuck wads.

dickbutt down-under's picture

they were lured in, then declared illegal and pushed out by the cops.  they are forced to flee through a gauntlet of antifa with bats.  this is outrageous.

dickbutt down-under's picture

fuck you paul ryan

 

fuck this shit

 

fuck

dickbutt down-under's picture

national guard is rumoured to be en route

dickbutt down-under's picture

this was supposed to be a victory for the altright but ive been watching live feeds and it looks to have gone badly pear-shaped

dickbutt down-under's picture

red ice was hacked.  if you have an account, your info is compromised.

 

some alt right are calling this a victory but i dunno, the city fucked them over.

 

there are plans to sue for revoking the permit before the event was even technically underway.

dickbutt down-under's picture

apparently the arrival of wes bellamy the vice mayor is what prompted police to shut it down in order to protect him.

dickbutt down-under's picture

apparently the arrival of wes bellamy the vice mayor is what prompted police to shut it down in order to protect him.

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

Clashes have started. Keep in mind, the rally doesn't start officially until noon.

LOL!

juicy_bananas's picture

They did Nazi that coming.

I'll show myself out.

Maximeme Q's picture

Please do.

<just kidding>

Btw, will you 'be here all week'?

Doom and Dust's picture

The alt-right is daft and full of errors.

Honestly I never pegged most of them as racists per se. They just want a level playing field because they expect they will win.

But this Nazi nostalgia is beyond parody. Hitler may have gotten the idea of a nation right, he had no concept of liberty. Not even artistic freedom.

One false flag (or a real one if there still is such a thing), and the alt-right will be hunted with the full force of the Patriot Act, like muslim fanatics.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

White on white crime.  

Omega_Man's picture

what did the libtards expect with their shit policies.....about time

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Isn't it amazing that the "far left" and "far right" can rumble over a confederate statue that is an important part of their own history and culture but is nevertheless but a footnote of a time that has past them long ago that won't change anything for either side?...

Yet they can stay silent going on 16 years over something like this (http://www.ae911truth.org/) that has brought them 6 going on 7 wars of choice that has created debt to their own economy with NO EQUAL IN HUMAN HISTORY with their government taking them to the brink of the last World War they will ever fight and NOT SURVIVE unlike the war between the Union and Confederacy?!!!

SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

WTFUD's picture

Not really amazing Captain when Americans have been brought up on a diet of CNN & Other BS, fed to them since birth.

What has to take place before enough draw a line in the sand? A whole country living in denial, top-down!

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"What has to take place before enough draw a line in the sand? A whole country living in denial, top-down!"

WTF

Let me be candid on what will turn this little incident in Charlottesville into a full blown "second civil war" in the "United States" that will involve millions!...

NO MORE money at the ATM machine... NO MORE credit card "debits"... NO MORE social security and welfare benefits to withdraw... NO MORE withdrawals on your 401K and pensions ages 0 - 00!!!

Because IT'S THE ONLY THING WE WORSHIP AND HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO WORSHIP FOR FAR TOO LONG!!!

HRH Feant2's picture

Yep. Matt Bracken was prescient when he wrote "When The Music Stops: How America's Cities May Explode in Violence." It is worth taking a look at a diagram he made, as well, CW2 cube.

https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bracken-when-the-m...

Tiwin's picture

Flouride in the water , 

Aspartame in the soda

Aluminum in the chemtrails

Jews in the classroom

Jews giving 'news'

Is it any wonder?

Wake up , Goyim.

A word on 'nazis' .....Unicorns!

They dont exist. If you are dumb enough to go to a 'nazi' or "klan" meeting , look to your immediate left. Now look right. Congratulations! You have just met not one , but TWO Federal Agents!

Have fun!

bardot63's picture

To the idiots visiting ZH today, the Confederacy was not trying to replace the government of the US.  It was trying to get the hell away from the government of the US.  Sound familiar? 

A. Boaty's picture

Totalitarian Communist crackdown for the glorious People's Revolution, Comrades!

ET's picture

The world will increasingly view the US as a Nazi regime.

The moral argument for war against the US will be made and the US will face annihilation by Russia and China.

divingengineer's picture

More like a nation of pussies waking up and taking their country back.

Xena fobe's picture

That's funny.  Maybe you and your type should get out before Russia attacks.

dickbutt down-under's picture

cops declared it an unlawfal gathering, then sent them packing to escape an antifa throng.

Pigeon's picture

If they had called themselves the "New Black Panther Party" or NAMBLA, there would have been no problems. I blame whitey.

Moving and Grooving's picture

What's chaotic is the person walking around with the camera. There must be an experienced papp or war correspondent available. I'm off to youtube.

divingengineer's picture

The sjw fucks should take special note of the militia on the scene.
They will no doubt get a better look at them in the future.

Blanco Diablo's picture

Antifa prefers Heil Hillary or Obomba Akhbar! What is the one for Trump??

WTFUD's picture

Divide & Conquer . . . nothing new under the sun. Pro-Tip - Identify the Real Enemy.

This said, the more civil unrest domestically the less resources available to America to butt its nose in elsewhere.