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USA: Trump condemns 'racist violence' following Charlottesville attack01:09

USA: Trump condemns 'racist violence' following Charlottesville attack

United States, Washington DC
August 14, 2017 at 16:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump said protesters who were involved in 'racist violence' will be held fully accountable at a press conference in Washington DC, Monday.

Trump also announced a civil rights investigation into the events which took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On Saturday, self-proclaimed neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and white nationalist groups, among others, gathered as part of a 'Unite the Right' rally in the centre of the town. Violence quickly broke out when counter-protesters arrived to confront the group, with police going on to disperse the rallies after proclaiming a state of emergency.

One person, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was later killed, with 19 others injured, when a car ploughed into the counter-protesters.

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US President Donald Trump said protesters who were involved in 'racist violence' will be held fully accountable at a press conference in Washington DC, Monday.

Trump also announced a civil rights investigation into the events which took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On Saturday, self-proclaimed neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and white nationalist groups, among others, gathered as part of a 'Unite the Right' rally in the centre of the town. Violence quickly broke out when counter-protesters arrived to confront the group, with police going on to disperse the rallies after proclaiming a state of emergency.

One person, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was later killed, with 19 others injured, when a car ploughed into the counter-protesters.

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