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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attila404's picture

Institutionalized discrimintation against the White Male must end. Or we will end it.

Sudden Debt's picture

And now everybody thinks that all the nazi's live there...

just what the left wants.

how idiotic...

What was the government thinking by taking that statue away for some liberal fucktards..

Umh's picture

FWIW Charlottesville Virginia is one of the most liberal places I know of personally. When the governor told everyone to stay away beforehand I suspected there would be violence from the leftist.

PitBullsRule's picture

Let's face it, Lee was a loser anyway.  He married Martha Washington's great grand daughter.  Trying to get an unfair advantage obviously, just like the juicers we have now, Kerry married the Ketchup heiress, McCain married the beer barroness, all these guys are juicers.  And so was Lee.

PitBullsRule's picture

Here's something about the guy you want to save the statue of;

In 1859, three of the Arlington slaves—Wesley Norris, his sister Mary, and a cousin of theirs—fled for the North, but were captured a few miles from the Pennsylvaniaborder and forced to return to Arlington. On June 24, 1859, the anti-slavery newspaper New York Daily Tribune published two anonymous letters (dated June 19, 1859[54] and June 21, 1859[55]), each claiming to have heard that Lee had the Norrises whipped, and each going so far as to claim that the overseer refused to whip the woman but that Lee took the whip and flogged her personally. Lee privately wrote to his son Custis that "The N. Y. Tribune has attacked me for my treatment of your grandfather's slaves, but I shall not reply. He has left me an unpleasant legacy."[56]

Wesley Norris himself spoke out about the incident after the war, in an 1866 interview printed in an abolitionist newspaper, the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Norris stated that after they had been captured, and forced to return to Arlington, Lee told them that "he would teach us a lesson we would not soon forget." According to Norris, Lee then had the three of them firmly tied to posts by the overseer, and ordered them whipped with fifty lashes for the men and twenty for Mary Norris. Norris claimed that Lee encouraged the whipping, and that when the overseer refused to do it, called in the county constable to do it instead. Unlike the anonymous letter writers, he does not state that Lee himself whipped any of the slaves. According to Norris, Lee "frequently enjoined [Constable] Williams to 'lay it on well,' an injunction which he did not fail to heed; not satisfied with simply lacerating our naked flesh, Gen. Lee then ordered the overseer to thoroughly wash our backs with brine, which was done."[53][57]

QIG's picture

Brine prevents deadly infection from open wounds. Salt in the wounds. iT hurts, but it preserves life.

Your head has been filled with mush designed to make you mis-emotional. You need to think in order to live well on this planet and not be drawn into self-dsctruction or injury.

 

"Little beats Big,

When little fights smart.

First with the head,

Then with the heart.

PitBullsRule's picture

Oh! He was looking out for her then.  "Let me put some salt on those gashes I just whipped into your back!"

 

Love the way you think!  Brilliant!

bshirley1968's picture

You can take your niggra history and shove it up your dumb ass.  I am not even going to waste time citing the dozens of quotes by Lee regarding his abhorrence of slavery.  I will inform your dumbass that he freed his slaves before the traitor Lincoln freed the slaves......in the south only......and Grant didn't free his until the 13th ammendment was passed.  History is a bitch for stupid people like yourself who spread lies and agenda propaganda.   

Lee was more of a man than any ten combined that have been born in this country since.  Stupid is a disease and you are a very sick person......at an incurable level.

A good ass woopin' has done many people some good over the years.......would have helped your dumbass.....and the lack of ass woopin's is a lot of what is wrong with this country today. 

PitBullsRule's picture

So then... long "Ass Woopins"?

bshirley1968's picture

How about you comment on the FACT about Lee freeing his slaves while Grant hung on to his?

Facts can be painful.  Maybe that was a little ass woopin' for you tonight.

Drink it up, that's the good stuff.

libertyanyday's picture

Its not the nature of the man that history records it is his deeds that earn him a place in history.  

If Lee had been in the victory circle, would it be acceptable to eradicate all statues of Lincoln

Does the statues removal change any of Lees actions?  If not then what is the purpose? 

If enuf people decide MLK was a racist pig, should we eliminate him from our history books?

 

 

PitBullsRule's picture

Nah, if it were up to me, I'ld leave their stupid statue alone.  I really don't give a fuck about statues.  My point is, if I am going to get my ass kicked, or spend a night in the window-bar hotel, I don't want it to be because I was trying to preserve a statue of some asshole that whipped women and poured salt on the wounds.  Choose your heros carefully.  Life is pretty short to be worshipping assholes.

When you are on your deathbed and you look back at what you did with your life, do you think you will be proud of trying to save a statue of a woman-whipper?

QIG's picture

What idiots we have raised in America.

Lee was the better man. Locked into a ridiculous civil war instigated by bankers from europe, he realized that the killing was counter productive and stopped it by surrendering to Grant, the lesser man (And a very LOW IQ as well.)

There is no excuse for tearing down our history under any set of assumptioons.

These are the movements of International Communism, under whatever flag they are flying today.  And this poster is an idiot

 

PitBullsRule's picture

He realized that killing was counter-productive... after 750,000 people were dead.  Sounds like a real sharp cookie.  Grant was a fabulous general, and an American hero, which is why they put his picture on the 50 dollar bill.  

Lee was an asshole, which is why they surrounded his house with graves of all the people that died, and turned it into a cemetary.  Its also why they wouldn't let him vote.  He was an asshole, that tried to break up the country that his wife's great grand father had created.  Imagine Washington talking to Lee if he could come back from the dead, he would say, "Why are you trying to destroy the country I am the father of?"

You worship an asshole, probably because you are an asshole.

redmudhooch's picture

You realize black people owned slaves too right? Black Africans also sold slaves, a lot of them went to Middle Eastern Muslim countries.

Very very few whites in the south owned a slave, most were dirt poor and lived not much better than slaves.

That don't matter though does it?

QIG's picture

Mercenary trouble makers, and low lifes coming into to make a scene. Not what I'd call an "ermegency. Arrest them, charge them, jail them. Probem solved.

johnwburns's picture

You don't see Europeans stuffing themselves into inflatable boats trying to float to Africa. Just saying.

johnwburns's picture

You don't see Europeans stuffing themselves into inflatable boats trying to float to Africa. Just saying.

RealOlist's picture

What are the chances that the driver was actually looking for the "white nationalists" to run over?

Maybe he seen all those counter protesting whiteys and said "there they are!"

It could of been an honest mistake on his part.

echoes's picture

Any day communists die, is a good day.

libertyanyday's picture

Kings efforts have been destroyed by none other than...........

The Black Jesus

He had some smart puppetmasters who pulled off the racebaiting of the 21st century.

Cletus and Velveeta  vs. Leroy and Latesha

and the winner is .......

Newspeaktogo's picture

A taste of the civil war to come.

truthalwayswinsout's picture

When the civil war starts there will be hundreds if not thousands of leaders on the left killed in the first day or two.

bshirley1968's picture

"Emancipation Park".  Funny.

I bet there isn't one out of ten liberals who realize the Emancipation Proclamation didn't come until two years into the was.........because the North was getting their asses kicked because their conscripted, drafted army didn't have a clue what they were fighting for........AND that it only freed the slaves South of the Mason Dixon line.......the Northern slave owners like Useless Grant kept his until the 13th ammendment was passed. .......after the war was over.

Lee freed his slaves right as the war started.  Hell, he was a real emancipator.  If they are going to rename the park, they should leave Lee alone.

Clueless, dumbass children of hypocrites.  

artichoke's picture

They just hate white southerners.  They may be trying to establish the South as a black homeland.  Not happening.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Whilst admonishing the Rest Of The Planet on what it can do and can’t do, it is indeed heart-warming to see that that "Beacon Of Light, Liberty & Righteousness" – aka The USSA - has its own house in order... with a placid, polite & prosperous populace begging your pardon for any transgressions of public decorum... (cough! cough!)

FreeEarCandy's picture

There are no republican. There are no democrats. Just the rich and the poor. These are your 2 parties. Get it straight or the rich will run you over as you the poor fight over crumbs in the street.

Anteater's picture

They win in the end. Everyone will go through the MIC hospice

'care' (sic) death camps, as an involuntary unknowing pharma

drug interaction test subject, choking down 25 pills a day (the

nurse for my father used to stand by him and pat him under

his chin, 'Come on, hurry up, swallow them all'. He was healthy

as a horse going in, then chemically strait- jacketed to his wheel-

chair and parked in front of Price Is Right until it was Wackenhut

portion-controlled hotel food time. Ironically, just 30-days before

his reverse-mortgage ran out, he died of 'heart failure' but then

to avoid inquiry, the White doctor wrote 'failure to thrive', lol.

They gave him the 'blue pill' and a cardboard coffin cremation.

And they'll get their hooks on you too!

E pluribus failure to thrive....

FreeEarCandy's picture

All of this hostility should be directed towards Washington. What a wasteful, disorganization, misguided, hopeless mess. Cannibalistic comes to mind. Not one of these people would be in the street if they were truly prosperous and had a future. Not 1   

GardenWeasel's picture

Hard to believe Tyler would post an article that says the "Civil War", which was no such thing, was fought over the issue of slavery.  I know the quality of articles on ZH has deteriorated somewhat over the years, but this a new benchmark of ignorance.  Truly disappointing.

artichoke's picture

It was related though, because the slavery issue helped get Lincoln elected, and Lincoln wanted the war and made sure it happened.

At least that's what I conclude from what I've read so far.

Anteater's picture

Hard to believe Tyler has allowed the Breitbartopians and their Khazar

owners to turn Zero Hedge into more xenophobic, racist, misogynist H8

but the same thing happened to Moon of Alabama when B 'retired' and

'b' turned it into an intel honey pot,  same thing happened when Andrew

died and Khazars turned BB into Israel First. Gotta give Goyim a voice!

https://youtu.be/vZnRBwbcxfU

 

Heywood Jablomi's picture

Well, that's one way to clear the streets.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Breaking...

Soros spotted scrambling - at least in spirit - from scene of suspect SUV...

artichoke's picture

There's a hell of a difference between the Stars and Bars and a Nazi flag.

bshirley1968's picture

Yes there is, but Hitler got his ideas from the Princeton and Yale crowds over here.  The Nazi movement was strong here before we entered the war.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Paging Gov.’Awful’ McAuliffe... Paging Gov.’Awful’ McAuliffe…

Tree… or lamp-post?

echoes's picture

Tyler, so white people who dont want to be replaced in their nations are "far-right" ? Ok, got it.

44_shooter's picture

The National Socialist Movement used to be the American Nazi Party.  So this isn't about  white people who dont want to be replaced in their nations, its about white people who don't want anyone BUT white people in their nation.

 

MurkeyJane's picture

Ok.  Has the driver been identified?  Was he a right wing nut, or a left wing nutjob?  Was the driver a Soros paid to protest antifa gone mad? or another Bernie supporter off their meds?  Was this a guy driving in a fit of road rage because he couldn't get to the other side of town for a beer?  In truth, when a group of people march out of a belief, an opposition should not be purchased to autimatically down play the social gathering or event.  (IMHO, of course.)  This smells to high heavens like another plannedstory for mad media market.  The governor ready to call up the guard has all the elements of a Kent State in the making.  Oh, and as far as 'fake' goes, what was the real purpose of this march?  Was the original march in insuport of free speech?  Trump?  being American?  Who invited the Illinois Nazis and KKK?  or was it their parade in the first place?  Educate me, please.  The media was and is not very clear about the reporting of the original intent of this event, who paid and bussed the protesters into town, or how a madman behind the wheel was simply allowed to 'drive' through a crowd without having to go through a traffic cop first.  

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

It will really get sad when people realize marches and protests won't make much difference in who gets elected, but eliminating large numbers of voters would.

MurkeyJane's picture

Ok.  Has the driver been identified?  Was he a right wing nut, or a left wing nutjob?  Was the driver a Soros paid to protest antifa gone mad? or another Bernie supporter off their meds?  Was this a guy driving in a fit of road rage because he couldn't get to the other side of town for a beer?  In truth, when a group of people march out of a belief, an opposition should not be purchased to autimatically down play the social gathering or event.  (IMHO, of course.)  This smells to high heavens like another plannedstory for mad media market.  The governor ready to call up the guard has all the elements of a Kent State in the making.  Oh, and as far as 'fake' goes, what was the real purpose of this march?  Was the original march in insuport of free speech?  Trump?  being American?  Who invited the Illinois Nazis and KKK?  or was it their parade in the first place?  Educate me, please.  The media was and is not very clear about the reporting of the original intent of this event, who paid and bussed the protesters into town, or how a madman behind the wheel was simply allowed to 'drive' through a crowd without having to go through a traffic cop first.  

44_shooter's picture
National Socialist Movement  used to be the American Nazi Party

Is there any wonder why there are Nazi flags and KKK members?

Sh3epdog's picture

Even though I don't much care for say Nazi, Communist or Confederate flags, I'm still happy people can freely tote around these symbols in public without being attacked or jailed. I remember hearing a story in a lecture hall once where a girl asked another student who had previously been in the armed forces in the middle east if it should be legal to burn the American flag in America - her point being that it shouldn't be legal. The guys reply was pretty memorable, something like "We fought abroad so that people at home can have the right to burn thier own countries flag if they so choose."

While personally I don't think the US should be involved in interventionist wars/conflicts in the Middle East, and additionally suspect that such involvement has perhaps unfortunatley contributed to less economic freedom, more debt, more laws and a larger police/survielence state - there's still something rare and charming about force or strength being used to protect people's freedom to act or say things that are distasteful to the general public and/or to those in power - many other countries people publicly carrying around Nazi or Communist flags, or wearing KKK outfits would be jailed or attacked. 

 

Anteater's picture

'Force or strength' as you put it, was used to steal all of Afghanistan's

natural resources from the Afghan people, who, you know, own their

country, ... or used to.

'Force or strength' as you put it, was used to steal all of Iraq's

natural resources from the Iraqi people, who, you know, own their

country, ...or used to.

'Force or strength' as you put it, was used to steal all of Syria's

natural resources from the Syrian people, who, you know, own their

country, ...or used to.

It doesn't have a goddamn thing with freedom, democracy or

the first amendment.

https://youtu.be/vZnRBwbcxfU

loveyajimbo's picture

I thought the "antifa", BAMN and pussyhat clowns LOVED violence? Well, how do ya like it now, you filth?

redmudhooch's picture

This is what happens when you repeatedly, call good folks racists, Nazis, sexists, bigots, etc. etc., like everyday, 365 days a year, for 30+ years. Tell them to change their lives to suit 3rd world animals and transvestites. These guys are mad as hell, and rightfully so.

No worries though, theres only millions of these guys out there. They're normally calm and freindly, but when pushed, they punch back.

The car sounds like another one of those Israeli hoax jobs, by some deranged teenager probably.

 

 

brokenspoke's picture

Wonder why crap like this seems to happen in blue states with (D) Governor's?

Old Poor Richard's picture

Fake news, fake drama.  Less violence and destruction than when the Red Sox win.  Road rage dude killed one person and injured several, no telling whether it had anything to do with politics, somebody said a rock was thrown at the car. 

This is not a state of emergency.

It's a goddamned photo op for leftist governor.

Vladilyich's picture

If he were Muslim, it would be terror.  Since he's a "patriot" it's just "road rage"?  You and you mentally ill kind need to be purged from the Earth.