A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counterprotesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.
Charlottesville, known as a progressive college town, is bracing for another white nationalist rally scheduled for Saturday.
Two people have been injured after an altercation during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia today according to the city of Charlottesville’s verified twitter account. The injuries are characterized as serious but non-life threatening.
Alt-right activists held torches and marched late Friday through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.