Monday 21 August 2017
News ID: 42809
Publish Date: 12 August 2017 - 21:16

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Tensions ran high and some violence erupted on Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters faced off with white nationalists and white supremacists ahead of a far-right rally named "Unite the Right” in Virginia scheduled for later in the day.
Thousands of white nationalists, including supporters of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group turned out in Charlottesville, a quiet university town planning to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee, who led Confederate forces in the US Civil War.
 


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