Violent Clashes Erupt During White Nationalist Rally In Virginia

By CBS Miami

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSMiami/AP) — Violent protesters clashed Saturday during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Protesters clash in Virginia during an alt-right rally on Aug. 12, 2017. (Source: CBS4)

Rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning.

Men dressed in militia uniforms were carrying shields and openly carrying long guns. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler planned what he called a “pro-white” rally to protest Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

City officials declared a local emergency shortly after 11 a.m.

Colleen Cook, 26, stood on a [READ MORE HERE]

Source: CBS Local

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