Charlottesville, Va. white nationalist rally erupts in violence, state of emergency declared

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A planned white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. turned violent, as marchers and protestors clashed before the Aug. 12, 2017 rally in the college town.

A Virginia State Police officer in riot gear
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A Virginia State Police officer in riot gear keeps watch from the top of an armored vehicle after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A vehicle reverses after driving into a group
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A vehicle reverses after driving into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Police and members of the National Guard patrol
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Police and members of the National Guard patrol near the location where a car plowed into a crowd of people marching through a downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Virginia State Police cordon off an area around
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Virginia State Police cordon off an area around the site where a car ran into a group of protesters after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can
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A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can against a white nationalist demonstrator at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at
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White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

White nationalist demonstrators class with counter demonstrators at
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White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: White nationalist Richard
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White nationalist Richard Spencer and his supporters clash with Virginia State Police in Lee Park after the United the Right rally was declared an unlawful gathering Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.

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White nationalist demonstrators clash with a counter demonstrator
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White nationalist demonstrators clash with a counter demonstrator as he throws a newspaper box at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

A counter demonstrator throws a water bottle at
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A counter demonstrator throws a water bottle at a white nationalist demonstrator at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

A white nationalist demonstrator, bloodied after a clash
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A white nationalist demonstrator, bloodied after a clash with a counter demonstrator, talks on a radio at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

A Black Lives Matter New York demonstrator holds
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A Black Lives Matter New York demonstrator protesting white nationalist demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

White nationalist demonstrators clash with police at the
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White nationalist demonstrators clash with police at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

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White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at
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White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

Alt Right demonstrators walk through town after their
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White nationalist demonstrators walk through town after their rally was declared illegal near Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

An white nationalist demonstrator is pushed out of
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A white nationalist demonstrator is pushed out of the park by police at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: Hundreds of white
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Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" are confronted by protesters as they march down East Market Street toward Lee Park during the United the Right rally Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.

White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground against Virginia
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White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground against Virginia State Police as police fire tear gas rounds in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

White nationalist demonstrators walk into the entrance of
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White nationalist demonstrators walk to the entrance of Lee Park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

A counter demonstrator is splashed with water after
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A counter demonstrator is splashed with water after he was hit by pepper spray from a white nationalist demonstrator after he threw a water bottle at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

Colleen Cook, 26, holds a sign as hundreds
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Colleen Cook, 26, near the site where hundreds of people were facing off in Charlottesville, Va., ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the city's downtown, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. 

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