19th July 06:22 AM
1 person killed, 19 injured at a rally in Virginia
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 13/08/2017
Protests flare in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: LAtimes).

One person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far‑right rally in the US state of Virginia.

Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter‑protesters.

The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now‑cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death.

US President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.

The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro‑slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War.

Source: BBC

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