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State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville Anniversary

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Published on August 8, 2018 - Duration: 00:35s

State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville Anniversary

In August 2017, the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, sparked violence and counter-protests.

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State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville Anniversary

The governor of Virginia declared aย  state of emergency ย ahead of the anniversary of the Charlottesville protests.

Last year's "Unite the Right" rallyย  sparked violence ย in Charlottesville that led to the deaths ofย  one counter-protester ย and two state troopers.

Multiple events are planned to mark the anniversary.

Gov.

Ralph Northam said he hopes everything stays peaceful, but he also urged Virginians not to engage with "planned demonstrations of hate, should those arise." The state of emergency declarations from Aug.

10-12 allow the state and city to mobilize more resources to help maintain the peace.

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