Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

GLAAD leader decries 'disgusting threats,' LGBTQ hate speech at Virginia rally

GLAAD leader decries 'disgusting threats,' LGBTQ hate speech at Virginia rally

Self-identified "alt-right" protesters -a key constituency of Trump's base made up mostly of white men- marched through the campus carrying tiki torches Friday night.

The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost".

The torchlight parade drew sharp condemnations from Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer and U-Va.

The city has become ground zero for white nationalist and other protesters, who faces larger counter-rallies in the past. Video shows a auto ramming into the back of another auto, causing a pile-up and sending people over the top of the vehicle in front of it.

The two groups clashed before police broke it up, NBC29 in Charlottesville reported.

At least one person was killed and 34 others injured in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday when white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a vehicle ploughed into a crowd, officials said.

At least one person was arrested and several others treated for minor injuries, according to local newspaper The Daily Progress.

-This breaking news story will be updated.

On 8 July a few dozen Ku Klux Klan marchers gathered in Charlottesville to protest plans to remove the statue of Lee.

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He said he considered the viewpoint of those supporting the rally "abhorrent", but also says it's their right to peacefully express it.

Hundreds of people are facing off in Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the Virginia city's downtown. He then wrote "There is no place for this kind of violence in America".

Protesters chanted "blood and soil" and "one people, one nation, end immigration" as they rallied around a statue of Thomas Jefferson, WWBT reported.

But, it looks like white supremacy is still "trying it" with the app. The city previously said it would only grant a permit for the rally if it was held in McIntire Park.

A Twitter user also shared a picture of the varsity students protesting against the white nationalists.

A white supremacist carries the Confederate flag as he walks past counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017.

A federal judge is debating whether to grant an injunction that will allow the Unite The Right rally to be held in Emancipation Park in the shadow of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Trump's tweet was the first official response to the violence from the White House, and came almost an hour after First Lady Melania Trump tweeted about the situation in Charlottesville. Virginia is the birthplace of the rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly that make our country great.

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