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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Gold Banit's picture

Once you go black you will never go back,

but once you go white you will always be right....

YourAverageJoe's picture

I don't like seeing the Nazi flag in the same picture with our beloved Battle Flag. It destroys the dignity it has earned.

Anyone that tries to erase our Confederate heritage should get a serious ass beating.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

I agree. It just gives the enemy an excuse to claim the moral high ground. The guys carrying that flag are being given massive prominence as if they were representative of the whole march.

dirty fingernails's picture

The media blitz against the flag was such utter BS. Growing up in southern appalachia the stars and bars didn't have ANYTHING to do with race, it was purely anti-Federal. Its like how the Nazi's appropriated a Byzantine symbol for victory and now its tainted.

Blue Dog's picture

The Nazis are LEFT WINGERS. Why would National Socialists be called right wing? Because the left was embarrassed by genocide and it was an easy way to demonize the right.

HRH Feant2's picture

Amen. I have no respect for fucking commies. Zero.

Snot Boogie's picture

I'm pretty sure Hitler had some harsh words for communists as well.  

HRH Feant2's picture

You need to read a real history book. Where do you think the idea of welfare benefits came from and who was the first to hand them out? Who was one of the first envirowackos and one of the first animal rights freaks? HITLER.

Cloud9.5's picture

The left loves genocide.  Mao and Stalin sit at the top of the pyramid of mass murders.  For the common man, there is not a dimes worth of difference between fascism and communism.  At the end of the day, the dissident finds himself on his knees in front of a ditch with a gun to the back of his head.  The only difference is the size of the hole in his skull whether it be a 30 caliber Nagant or a 9 millimeter parabellum.

 

 

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Not surprisingly the English-language MSM in Europe are describing this as a provocative march by heavily-armed white supremacists, out looking for trouble. White nationalism is seen as an unalloyed 'bad thing' by the totally cucked media Whites over here.

DEMIZEN's picture

mein got das escalated schnell!

loveyajimbo's picture

McCauliffe is a pussy, a liar, a criminal and very likely a bone-loving faggot.  Yes, a poster-boy for the lefty snowflakes.

Hope the "antifa" assholes are seriously injured... all of them.

Horse Pizzle's picture

White Pride is dead center, not far right. 

homiegot's picture

Who do you think wins in the coming civil war? Ha ha!

dirty fingernails's picture

The same ones who always win: .gov

Xena fobe's picture

The nation will be split apart. You can't force people to assimilate.  You can't force them to get out because we already let them in.  Just have to establish one new united America.  And about 100 "insert name of third world shit hole here" nations on our soil. 

 

dirty fingernails's picture

Not while the feds still have power. They'd have to loosen their grip to allow a reshuffle.  Nope, it'll be an iron fist crushing everyone and ensureing "peace"

You are correct about the long term trajectory.

eyeslevel's picture

No free speech for pro-whites.

headless blogger's picture

But they never target the "Elites" who have destroyed our nation. Just like Terrorist attacks always hit the masses, never the "Elites".

Is this your idea of a fucking "revolution". What a joke.

Goes to show, that the masses simply cannot effectively organize against the Elites. If they start to (tea party) it gets co-opted by traitors.

gregga777's picture

Makes you wonder how Adolph Hiller/Heider/Hitler* took control of a party with less than 2 dozen members and proceeded to take over Germany. Oh, that's right. I forgot that he had the backing of Germany's bankers and industrialists.

These Austrians and Germans were always changing their last names in order to "get ahead." Gee, I wonder why?

Ms No's picture

He also had the backing of Wall Street, including Zionist fed family the Warburgs.  They were careful and mostly used agents during the WWII takeover but they have shown who they were ever since.  Anothony Sutton tracked down a bunch of their agents and the same people were funding Hitler, Stalin and FDR at the same time.  Wall Street was already run by Zionists by then and they owned the US currency, so how the hell did that happen?  I think we know.  Looking back with hindsight you see where they gained the world through those events.  Sidney Warburg even admitted to meeting with Hitler on at least three occasions.  Why was one of the most influential Jewish banking power families helping Hitler?  Why was Soros helping Hitler?  Hmmmm....

 

nightshiftsucks's picture

Is this whole thing another play being put on by Soros ?

blindfaith's picture

That is exactly what I thought.  I'll bet he is financing both sides too.

 

It smell of theater, staged theater.

Twee Surgeon's picture

These KKK guys could be anyone, it's not like they have membership cards. All anyone has to do is put on the silly costume and badda bing, your a Klansman.

These guys could be whatever they are called ? False flag actors ? ANYONE could pull a stunt like this and I seriously doubt that anyone with half a brain would want to align themselves with a Historically Democratic party organization like the KKK or the National Socialist party.

How many of those old school Democrats were KKK members within recent living memory ? There was that Bird guy and that George Something that got shot ?

Fuck. even I know this and I didn't even grow up in the USA or ever take a US history class.

Dumpster Elite's picture

Let me guess...MSM will use this KKK/Nazi march as evidence of "Every White Male Trump Supporter".
Also...not saying I agree with the whole KKK/Nazi/The South will rise again crowd, but they've been "poked" one too many times. Renaming statues? Really? Why not rename the Martin Luther King, Jr. Statues? You DO realize that he was a terrible philanderer and cheater on ol' Coretta Scott, right? Ted Kennedy was an amateur compared to Marty. Doesn't that make him an evil, despicable person? What do you think the left would do if that ever got out? Same thing that's happening here.

Tiwin's picture

Any KKKer or Nazi who supports Trump...my head explodes! NO kkk or nazi would support a man who has gained at least 10 pounds from repeatedly swallowing Bibi nettysatan's sperm. A slave to Israel is in the white house.

Last I heard KKK and Nazi types dont cotton too well to Jew lovers.

az_patriot's picture

If the past is any indicator, some (or maybe even all) of the instigators at this rally are Soros-funded leftist extremists, playing the part of a rally attendee.  The left sent in stooges to taint Trump rallies, there's little doubt they're using the same tactics here.

Ricki13th's picture

Very well could be some Soros influence masquerading as Confederate. But that doesn't mean there aren't any genuine people out there too.

xyzcracker's picture

site is getting infested with leftist operatives

dirty fingernails's picture

Seems to me to be infested with ignorant, low IQ authoritarians. 

dirty fingernails's picture

Somebody get this douche a comfort puppy and some hot cocoa stat.

Mr Hankey's picture

Fuck you,ricedick.Upper middle-class  welfare scum-bum raceless,genderless,'murican pussy-fart. Fuck off to Limbaugh & fux.

Twee Surgeon's picture

That's what he said ! Leftist Operatives, it's the same thing.

dirty fingernails's picture

Left, right, both look like idiots to me. If the North Korea (or any military option) threads here are any indication, the alt-right is just as deeply wedded to the propaganda and 2D thinking that makes the left so pathetic. Both sides parroting the exact same lines. If this is the best that can come from thinking and reading outside the MSM box, then the US is truly fucked. Like a date with Mike Tyson fucked (its gonna happen whether you want it to or not). Like hog-tied in a prison shower fucked.

I'm still baffled about the low self esteem required to need a race based march/rally. Who gives a fuck what others think of you?

az_patriot's picture

Agree.  Totally.  ZH is becoming more and more controlled by leftist trolls, and the ownership of this site seems uninterested in banning some of these jackals.  The least ZH could do is provide us with an "ignore" feature so we can shut them off...

dirty fingernails's picture

Take your ass eslewhere if you want an echo chamber. Rubbing up against ideas and opinions you don't share or like is how growth and change happen, not by isolating and listening to ones own ideas echoed.

az_patriot's picture

Trolls like you aren't interested in anyone else's ideas and opinions, you just come to sites like this (and you might even be a paid troll) to pester people and derail conversations.

dirty fingernails's picture

So now disagreeing with you is derailing your tiny penis festival? Its getring hard to keep track of which side is more snowflakey - the left or the right.

General Welfare's picture

Damn! I didn't know TP Fest was this weekend.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Let them, that's the point ! Freedom of Speech is an Infectious concept and they might develop a brain cell or three if exposed to alternate points of view.

Many of them have never been exposed to anything close to the truth in their entire lives. Mostly raised by a TV set and straight off to the State approved "education system". Don't feed the Troll's, Expose them to facts. They'll have no tools that can combat facts other than becoming aware that the slogans they chant may be ill informed.

 

homiegot's picture

Go to Twitter if you want censorship.

Xena fobe's picture

The left trying to rewrite history. Just evil.  Fight the good fight guys. Proud of you.

Don't let your state become California where globalis have rewritten history.

homiegot's picture

Looking at both sides attending, I see total losers. 

gregga777's picture

Remember your real enemies. The Intellectual Yet Idiot classes ruling MORONS.

The real enemies of the American People are not each other. They aren't black, white, yellow or any other color. They don't live in ghettoes. They don't in small town America. They don't live in the South or the West or the North or the East.

The real enemies of the American People:

* Are the banking gangsters and Con Street Swindlers and the criminal crony capitalist conporations;
* banking gangsters who conjure fiat currency out of thin air to buy the political parasites and fund illegal wars of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and in Ukraine against the Russian Federation;
* hate Christianity and will do anything to destroy Christianity in the West just like the Bolsheviks tried to do the Orthodox Christianity in Russia;
* bribery-blinded political parasites who unquestioningly do their Oligarch masters bidding and have financially crippled America under $200 trillion in onerous debt and unpayable obligations;
* live in $ multi-million gated communities, in luxury high rises, penthouse suites, beachfront mansions, and in the beltway around Sodom & Gomorrah on the Potomac;
* send YOUR sons and daughter off to die, be maimed or PTSD'd fighting insane wars in the Middle East, for the glory of Apartheid Israel and high profits for the War Profiteers, while THEIRS stay safely home laughing and partying as free, rich civilians (just like during the Vietnam War) while millions of Veterans and other Americans go hungry and homeless;
* go to prestigious private medical clinics while Veterans are sloughed off to the indifferent and incompetent Veterans Administration (if they're lucky, otherwise they get nothing);
* go to prestigious clerking schools like the Ivy League to learn how to strip mine the American People's wealth;
* staff the LYING LÜGENPRESSE (mainstream media & entertainment oligopoly) and social media propaganda machines;
* are the political parasites, anti-American Oligarchs and criminal crony capitalists who sent 10's of thousands of factories and 10's of millions of jobs to Communist China solely for their personal profit;
* fund domestic terrorists (Antifa, Soros, BLM) and supply arms and supplies to foreign terrorist (Al Qaeda, ISIS) groups;
* destroyed the American economy making 102 million Americans permanently unemployed and making 46 million Americans dependent on food from the government all the while crowing that unemployment is just 4.3%;
* enslaved tens of millions in inner city poverty by destroying families, with welfare and government-run indoctrination centers (public school systems);
* the regime's notorious SCOTUS "super legislature" that overthrew the principle of, "one man, one vote" for the Oligarch's "one dollar, one vote";
* import millions of third world refugees to destroy wages, traditional American values, culture and the Republic;
* try to blame their criminality, corruption and failures on the American People or on Russia;

Remember that while they are trying to get us to go to war against each other.

Remember your real enemies. The Intellectual Yet Idiot classes ruling MORONS.

Ms No's picture

Amen to that. 

Leaders unite and conquerers divide.  It's easy to see who has the lead.

dirty fingernails's picture

Careful with that truth. You're gonna trigger some morons.

sgorem's picture

sorry i can only give you ONE green UP arrow...............