Rachna Shah
Aug 12, 2017

Charlottesville

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Governor McAuliffe has recently declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville after a "white nationalist rally turned violent" earlier today. "The clashes began Friday night, when far-right protesters carrying torches descended on the university campus," says NPR (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/12/542982015/home-to-university-of-virginia-prepares-for-violence-at-white-nationalist-rally?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170812&utm_campaign=breakingnews&utm_term=nprnews).

 

"Approximately 500 protesters were on-site, with more than double the amount of counter protesters," according to reporter Sandy Hausman. What are your thoughts on and reactions to this rally? Do you believe that it should have been stopped or allowed to continue?

 

Sources:

- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-nationalist-charlottesville-virginia_us_598e3fa8e4b0909642972007?section=us_politics

- https://townhall.com/tipsheet/jennifervanlaar/2017/08/12/breaking-state-of-emergency-declared-in-charlottesville-n2367721

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