Violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville

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By Joe Heim The Washington Post WP Bloomberg CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - After a morning of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, police ordered hundreds of people out of a downtown park - putting an end to a noon rally that hadn't even begun. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency shortly before 11 a.m. Using megaphones, police declared an unlawful assembly at about 11:40 a.m., and gave a five-minute warning to leave Emancipation Park, where hundreds of neoNazis, Ku Klux Klans members and other white nationalists had gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. They were met by equal numbers of counterprotesters, including clergy, Black Lives Matter activists and Princeton professor Cornel...

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