One person died after a car plowed into a crowd following a dispersed gathering of white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville.
Shortly before the attack Saturday, fistfights and screaming matches erupted between counterprotesters and white nationalists. The clashes led to the cancellation of scheduled protests, sending demonstrators from both sides marching on nearby streets. A few hours later, a car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters.
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Counterprotesters met white nationalists and other right-wing groups at the site of Saturday’s event hours before the rally was set to start.Clashes broke out and police began to disperse crowds.Local officials declared the rally an “unlawful assembly” and Virginia Gov. McAuliffe declared a state of emergency to aid in the state’s response to the…