State of Emergency declared in Virginia over violence at a rally

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A state of emergency has been declared for Charlottesville due to the fighting, clashes and “chaos” at the rally. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city to aid in the local response. He earlier said the Virginia National Guard will be “standing by to respond if needed.”

The city and county issued a declaration of local emergency for Charlottesville city and county, when the scene turned violent well before the “Unite the Right” rally, scheduled for noon, officially began. The city said two people were treated for serious but non-life-threatening emergencies from altercations by 10:30 a.m. Counter-protesters also flooded the area to demonstrate their disdain for the protesters’ message.

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