Virginia Governor Declares State of Emergency Amid Alt Right Protest In Charlottesville
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville after the protest turned violent.
In a tweet, McAuliffe identified the protest as “alt-right.”
Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville
— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 12, 2017
The state of emergency came soon after Charlottesville police declared the protest and unlawful assembly:
— Charlottesville City (@CvilleCityHall) August 12, 2017
The protest was originally planned to start at noon, but tensions grew between white nationalists and counter protesters.
Hundred of white nationalists gathered around the Lee statue, which is expected to be torn down, chanting phrases like “You will not replace us,” and “Jew will not replace us.”
The one person who we haven’t heard from today about the protest is Donald Trump. He must be too tired from all the golf to tweet!
VA Governor: "I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state." pic.twitter.com/EQpMtXhk0b
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 12, 2017
[image via Twitter]