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UVA Hospital lockdown lifted after student rally escalates in Charlottesville

UVA Hospital lockdown lifted after student rally escalates in Charlottesville

Almost two dozen people were also injured in the attack, which officials said was carried out by a 21-year-old white man from OH who had demonstrated with the white supremacist groups.

The goal is to keep rally goers and counter protesters separate in order to avoid violent confrontations.

President Trump marked the first anniversary of deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, on Saturday with an appeal to peace and national unity.

"I'm not looking forward to what that's going to look like this weekend", she said.

"We are treating this as a statewide event", said Virginia Department of Emergency Management coordinator Jeff Stern.

After a few minutes, most of the demonstrators began to walk away.

On Sunday, thousands of counter-protesters are slated to attend multiple rallies against white supremacy in Washington, DC.

According to The Week, "Charlottesville will be subject to a heavy police presence this weekend, and the primary organizer of last year's white nationalist event, Jason Kessler, was denied a permit for a concurrent demonstration this year".

Congressman Tom Garrett, R. -Va., on Saturday said Russian Federation is to blame for some of the hate spewed from last year's rally.

FILE - A vehicle plows into a group of counter-protesters marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the day of the "Unite the Right" rally, August 12, 2017, killing one person and injuring scores of others.

Saturday's march capped a day of hope, grief, anger and remembrance in Charlottesville, one year after the "Unite the Right" rally brought racially charged street violence to the scenic college town.

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"We have a lot of folks in organizing here who were present for the murder of the young woman previous year", Lance said.

Ryan recalled how a group of students and community members faced off against the white supremacists near a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus, calling it a "remarkable moment of courage and bravery". Authorities will be scrambling to prevent violence between participants and counterprotesters. Two state troopers also died that day in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville.

Dozens of groups, including the local chapter of Black Lives Matter, will counterprotest in Freedom Plaza.

The first Unite the Right rally was held on August 12, 2017.

Clara Carlson was one of those counterprotesters.

Sunday's rally comes less than three months before midterm elections to determine whether Republicans maintain their majority in Congress. Democrats and independents are defending 25 seats in the Senate, compared to eight for Republicans, and need to win an additional net 23 seats to take over the House of Representatives.

"What about the "alt-left" that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right, ' do they have any semblance of guilt?"

Carlson said police didn't intervene to help her or her friends that night a year ago.

The "Unite the Right" rally in a Charlottesville park was organized in 2017 by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups to protest plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate States Army during the U.S. Civil War.

The states of emergency will allow state and city agencies to get additional resources, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement.


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