Responding to the unite the right rally & Richmond Monument Alley rally
The Charlottesville rally, also known as the Unite the Right rally, organized protesters to march against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park and promoted the unification of the American white nationalists. The event occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017. Protesters included white supremacists, members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, Klansmen, neo-Nazis, and other militias. Protesters clashed with counter-protesters, turning the event violent, leaving over 30 injured. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. The event was deemed unlawful by the Virginia State Police. That afternoon, a crowd of counter-protesters were attacked by a man who drove his car into the crowd, killing one person and injuring 19. [Excerpt]
“Responding to the unite the right rally & Richmond Monument Alley rally,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 30, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25531.