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#Charlottesville

# charlottesville - Today’s News

Donald Trump says removing 'beautiful' Confederate statues is 'so foolish'

The US President sent a number of tweets on this issue this afternoon.

Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'

Those in attendance at the vigil sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence.

Opinion: 'These bigots are not representative of 60 million citizens who voted for Trump'

Saying that the average Trump voter is a racist amounts to a slur on those (including several of my own close friends) who voted for him for a variety of reasons, writes Larry Donnelly.

# charlottesville - Yesterday’s News

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

Both Bush presidents condemn racial bigotry after Trump's 'both sides' statement

President Donald Trump disbanded two business councils after CEOs began resigning from them.

Charlottesville victim's mother: 'This is not the end of Heather's legacy'

Hundreds gathered for a memorial of Heather Heyer, who was killed after a white supremacist rammed a car into protesters.

'Violence' on the alt-left and Irish manufacturing: Key moments from Trump's bizarre press conference

The US President fielded numerous questions on Charlottesville and his response to the violence yesterday.

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From The Daily Edge Jennifer Lawrence is calling for people to identify white supremacists who attended rallies at Charlottesville Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is calling for people to identify white supremacists who attended rallies at Charlottesville

She called protesters at the white supremacist rally ‘pathetic cowards’.

'Making hate fashionable again': Trump under fire for saying blame for Charlottesville lies on both sides

The statement once again drew sharp criticism from across the political and cultural board.

# charlottesville - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'They probably weren't aware': Cork County Board condemns flying of Confederate flag

The flag was flown by Cork supporters during Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Waterford.

Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia

He also defended his advisor Steve Bannon as “not a racist”.

# charlottesville - Monday 14 August, 2017

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches

The US President has been criticised strongly after initially stating that there was violence “on many sides”.

‘Is it something we want to keep doing?’ Cork fans again urged to drop Confederate flag

Civil rights groups call the flag a symbol of “hate and racism.”

'Get the f*** out of here': Organiser of white nationalist protest chased out of press conference Virginia This post contains videos

'Get the f*** out of here': Organiser of white nationalist protest chased out of press conference

Jason Kessler had barely begun speaking before protesters began shouting over him.

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'Of course' Trump condemns KKK and white supremacists, White House says

One woman was killed, and 19 were injured, when a car ploughed into people at a counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

# charlottesville - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Charlottesville mayor: Killing of woman was 'terrorist attack with a car used as a weapon'

There were widespread scenes of violence yesterday in the Virgina city as white supremacist and nationalist demonstrations clashed with counter-protesters.

Trump condemns hate on 'many sides' after woman killed by car at anti-Nazi protest

Two police officers died after a helicopter crashed.

# charlottesville - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From The42 NHL and Detroit Red Wings considering legal action after team logo used at white supremacist rally Quick Response

NHL and Detroit Red Wings considering legal action after team logo used at white supremacist rally

Some white nationalists at a violent rally in Charlottesville were spotted using a modified Red Wings logo.

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia

There were violent altercations today in the small city as demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed.