US News Trump condemns violence at far-right rally

02:15  13 august  2017
02:15  13 august  2017 Source:   Sky News

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Donald Trump has condemned the violence ahead of a far - right , white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virgina. City, county, and state authorities have been prompted to declare a state of emergency due to the clashes between those protesting the plans to remove a statue honouring

Trump was criticized Saturday for not commenting on the violence until the early afternoon, when the rally had been broken up at Emancipation Park by law enforcement. “Until [ Trump ] specifically condemns alt- right action in Charlottesville, he hasn’t done his job.”

Some were seen holding shields as skirmishes took place © Sky News Screen Grab Some were seen holding shields as skirmishes took place

President Donald Trump has condemned mass brawls which broke out between white supremacists and anti-Nazi activists at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

People threw punches, hurled water bottles and used pepper spray during the violence as riot police were deployed to try to disperse the crowds.

Also, a car hit a crowd during the rally, according to witnesses, causing "many" injuries.

A man was seen brandishing a stick as many in the crowd wore helmets as the two sides clashed © Sky News Screen Grab A man was seen brandishing a stick as many in the crowd wore helmets as the two sides clashed

Speaking about the unrest, Mr Trump tweeted: "We all must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!"

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The alt- right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was total bedlam. Police appear to have failed miserably in keeping both sides separated and it hit a crescendo with someone in a car ramming into a crowd of protesters.

He went on: "Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. & all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better-but Charlottesville sad!"

Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer had said he was disgusted the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed the US leader for inflaming racial prejudices during his presidential campaign last year.

Violence in Charlottesville © Getty Violence in Charlottesville

Mr Signer said: "I'm not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president."

The fighting prompted Charlottesville city manager Maurice Jones and interim county executive Doug Walker to simultaneously declare local states of emergency for the two jurisdictions.

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The city hall then declared a rally that had led to large numbers of far-right activists gathering an "unlawful assemblage" and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency as police struggled to manage the two groups.

Police arrest one of the activists in Charlottesville. Pic: Virginia State Police © Other Police arrest one of the activists in Charlottesville. Pic: Virginia State Police

Up to 6,000 white nationalists had been expected to attend the "Unite the Right" rally.

At least two people have been hurt in clashes so far, police said, with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

TV pictures showed one of the fights erupting when the anti-Nazi protesters approached the white supremacists with what looked like a wooden banner.

As they did so, they were met by a wall of men dressed in body armour and helmets, some of whom used pepper spray, police said.

Other footage showed rivals on either side using hand-made shields as they fought each other.

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The protester in the front left of this photo is wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt; the poster in the far right is a reference to Trump 's comments about immigrants being rapists. This makes it very difficult to condemn the violence at Trump rallies .

- One day after protesters brawled with supporters of Donald Trump outside of a rally in nearby San Bernie Sanders condemned political violence and anyone who committed it while backing his were an understandable response to a candidate with views resembling those of Europe's far right .

Initially it appeared as though police were not getting involved but the the Virginia State Police have since posted pictures of heavily armed officers carrying out arrests.

The violence prompted First Lady Melania Trump to call for an end to the clashes, tweeting: "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville"

The clashes came after a federal judge ordered Charlottesville authorities to allow a weekend rally of white nationalists and other extremists to take place.

The rally was organised to protest against Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city's Emancipation Park.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler filed a lawsuit demanding the right to hold a protest at the spot but after the city said the rally must be moved out of Emancipation Park to a larger one, a US District Judge granted permission.

The Southern Poverty Law Center said it was expecting a range of far-right groups to attend including the National Socialist Movement, the League of the South, as well as "various anti-government, Patriot, militia, Klan, III Percenters and anti-immigration groups".

The state of emergency allows local officials to request additional resources if needed to respond to ongoing events, authorities said.

Some commentators have described how many far-right activists in the US regard Charlottesville as a test case, because of what they see as an attack on parts of their history.

Two organisations that track extremist groups said the rally has the potential to be the largest of its kind in at least a decade,

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