Hundreds of white nationalists and counter-protesters chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. But more violence continued two hours later when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters, injuring multiple people. The rally had been planned to protest Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. One night earlier, fights broken out when hundreds of white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus carrying torches.
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