By Tyler Durden
Update: A state of emergency has been declared for Charlottesville due to the “chaos: at the rally.
BREAKING: State of emergency declared for #Charlottesville because of #UniteTheRight rally chaos. pic.twitter.com/I36rVeN4gA
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) August 12, 2017
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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.
Clashes have started. Keep in mind, the rally doesn’t start officially until noon. #charlottesville #rally pic.twitter.com/DswIVyE6RB
— Craig Stanley (@_CraigStanley) August 12, 2017
Cops need to step in. This is getting out of control. #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/RpI8Y17eLZ
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 12, 2017
Clash between protesters and counter protesters. Police says “We’ll not intervene until given command to do so.” #Charlottesville