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

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:


junction RawPawg Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:05 Permalink

Citizens Band radio, very popular in the 1970s, went out of fashion because it attracted many CB users who cursed out other users, who turned CB radios from a source of traffic information way before Waze to CB radio airwaves filled with profanity and insults spewed by demented anonymous callers.  Get the drift?

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kill switch jimmy12345 Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:42 Permalink

The swastika (as a character ? or ?) is an ancient religious icon used in the Indian subcontinent, East Asia, and southeast Asia, where it has been and remains a symbol of spiritual principles and values. In the Western world, it was historically a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck, Of course until Hitler hijacked it for the Nazi regime. Nazi only means Nationalist Socialist Workers Party. After the treaty of Versailles which really put the fuck to Germany by, who else the fucking bankers... The rightful owners of the Holocaust.

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The Greek horse RawPawg Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:54 Permalink

George Soros bitches Niggers are going to be niggers but the crackers are getting paid by Soros. Niggers and the sell out crackers on the left really don't want a race war guess who has the big GUNS.. unfortunately the divide and conquer effect is in full throttle losers all of US and winners George Soros and the Zionist.   

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fattail RawPawg Sun, 08/13/2017 - 08:57 Permalink

This does make good TV, and will shoot ratings through the roof.  Get a couple of idealogical enemies together in a narrow street, toss in a couple of knockleheads and see if we can sell more ads.  What a fantastic coup for the MSM.  White guys carrying nazi flags with the rebel battle flag.  This will spawn a whole new crossover series for  the Law and Order franchise.  Where did all those guys with guns go?  Okay I have to ask.  What am I being distracted from? 

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Doom Porn Star toady Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

Note well that the 'Pussy Hat' parades in major cities such as NYC and Boston where marchers chanted 'Not my President' were not branded Far Left or Alt-Left by the MSM despite their obvious and vocal opposition the the election of Donald Trump. Also: Reuters 'reporting' is now obviously Fake News.  The Civil War was NOT fought to end slavery; but, to keep the Southern States from legally seperating themselves from the Union and forming their own Confederation.

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Doom Porn Star Billy the Poet Sat, 08/12/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

Facts are facts.One cannot revise history with lies. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclimation ONLY freed Slaves within the Southern States in Rebellion."Eight remaining slave states continued to reject calls for secession. Outgoing Democratic President James Buchanan and the incoming Republicans rejected secession as illegal.  Lincoln's March 4, 1861, inaugural address declared that his administration would not initiate a civil war. Speaking directly to the "Southern States", he reaffirmed, "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the United States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. "The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It changed the federal legal status of more than 3 million enslaved people in the designated areas of the South from slave to free. As soon as a slave escaped the control of the Confederategovernment, by running away or through advances of federal troops, the slave became legally free. Eventually it reached and liberated all of the designated slaves. It did not cover slaves in Union areas that were freed by state action (or by the 13th amendment in December, 1865). It was issued as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation enabled African-Americans, both free blacks and escaped slaves, to join the Union Army " 1. Lincoln was not President of the Confederate States and arguably had NO legal basis to annul the property rights of persons within Sovereign Territories over which he had no right to administer.  Everyone would rightly have thought George Bush wildly overstepping his legal bounds if he had been audacious enough to assert via an Executive Order to have broadly annulled the property rights of persons living within Iraq or Afghanistan during hostilites he initiated against those Sovereign Territories.2. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclimation E.O. DID NOT free any persons in slavery within the Northern/Unions States that did not seccede.3. Most of those 'granted freedom' within the sovereign Confederate territories by Lincoln had NO jobs waiting for them in the North or within 'liberated' Southern Territory.   These persons had no property -or anywhere to go, no money, no jobs, no housing, no clothing but what was on their backs, few had horses or livestock, etc.   Most of the men had little else to do but join the Army of the Union of the The North or go wandering aimless and hungry in the opon country...    The Emancipation Proclimation was in fact an audacious assertion of power over the people of another Country in the form of an blanket annulment of their property rights, without any due process or legal precedent; and also a form of soft conscription of those illegally 'emancipated'. 

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Consuelo Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:58 Permalink

   It is a shame to see the flag of the SS marching along with the Confederate Battle Flag, as the two have very little in common as pertains to Liberty.    The Confederate Flag is perhaps the last remnant of what real Freedom stands for.

SilverRhino bardot63 Sat, 08/12/2017 - 14:09 Permalink

You won't have to wait long.    That was close to a platoon of irregular infantry.   Add in all those right wing guys carrying shields and clubs and you have a company?  You know they have to have guns IN QUANTITY not too far away.   What will be interesting is if National Guard units start coming apart and some joining the protests.  That's when you will see the left FREAK THE FUCK OUT. 

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ReturnOfDaMac Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:00 Permalink

There's that traitor flag again, along with its klan supporters.  At least they are honest, none of this closet klan crap.  Southerner's always starting trouble...but good entertainment!

ReturnOfDaMac Lorca's Novena Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:24 Permalink

Have you been reading revisionist history again, northern aggression and such?  Look, southerners didn't want to give up their free labor and free poontang, simple as that.  Lincoln didn't give a rats ass about slaves, he just wanted to unite the union any way he could.  He said as much.  But the simple fact of the matter is that confederates were traitors plain an simple.

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Lorca's Novena ReturnOfDaMac Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:45 Permalink

What political party started the KKK ?How did the "slaves" live in 1860 compared to their offspring today?Why would Lincoln want to unite the "union"? Was his blasphemy of the Founding Fathers causing him to go broke? Did he need more resources to maintain his (((agenda)))? Was he afraid of a free market just to the south? Southern Slavery is NOT what the oprah winfrey channel sais it was...

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ReturnOfDaMac RevIdahoSpud3 Sat, 08/12/2017 - 13:04 Permalink

Wow, you really ARE dumb!  But being a "Rev", I guess shouldn't expect more as you rely on "faith".  Slavery wasn't the only thing but if you think the civil war had nothing to do with slavery, we have no common language to argue. You are too damn dumb to engage, a pity.  I like intelligent debate but you have to have "some" intelligence on the other side, "faith" don't cut it with me cupcake.

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