Posts Tagged Charlottesville

Senator Mark Warner Responds to Charlottesville Violence

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Senator Mark Warner is denouncing the violent rally in Charlottesville over the weekend. Nick Gilmore has details.

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Charlottesville Clash Shines New Spotlight on Confederate Monuments

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A postcard view of the “Appomattox” monument in Alexandria. (Credit: Alexandria Library Local History Special Collections)

The events in Charlottesville are prompting a renewed interest in Confederate statues and memorials across Virginia, as elected leaders across Virginia hear a new round of calls to remove them. Michael Pope reports.

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Blacksburg Vigil for Charlottesville

 

 

Across Virginia, people gathered to remember those killed and injured in Saturday’s violence. In Blacksburg, the Coalition for Justice held a vigil against hate in solidarity with counter protesters in Charlottesville. Robbie Harris was there.

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After the Rally, Charlottesville Confronts Fresh Wounds

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A vigil honoring victims set up Saturday evening at McGuffey Park in Charlottesville. (Credit: Sandy Hausman / RADIO IQ)

People who were hit by a speeding car after violent protests in Charlottesville continue their recovery.  Ten are now in good condition at UVA Medical Center and nine have been released, but as Sandy Hausman reports, some invisible wounds may remain.

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When a Ku Klux Klan Rally Taught Fear

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A Ku Klux Klan gathering in Muncie, Indiana in 1922. (Credit: William Arthur Swift / Ball State University)

Charlie Russell grew up on the west-side of Indianapolis in the 1950’s. In his all-black neighborhood the racial violence of the south that he saw on television felt far away. While he had experienced discrimination, he had never experienced fear.  That changed, though, when he was in college in the blue-collar town of Muncie Indiana and the KKK held a rally.

Russell now lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This weekend a North Carolina-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan plans to rally in Charlottesville.

 

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Corey Stewart Denounces His Opponents, Not White Nationalist Rally

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Republican Gubernatorial hopeful, Corey Stewart (Credit: facebook.com/CoreyStewartVA)

This weekend an alt-right group, widely associated with white nationalism, marched to a Confederate statue in Charlottesville — carrying torches and chanting. The rally made national headlines and now Virginia’s candidates in the upcoming race for governor are weighing in. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Charlottesville City Council, Mayor Respond to Weekend Rally: “We Have Work to Do”

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Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy told attendees at Monday evening’s Council meeting that he was encouraged by Sunday’s rally in response to the white nationalist gathering the night before, but more is needed. (Credit: Jordy Yager)

Charlottesville City Council on Monday evening expressed outrage at a white nationalist rally over the weekend that received international attention. Jordy Yager reports.

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Counter Protest in Charlottesville to “Take Back Lee Park” Follows Alt-Right Rally

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Protester Chris O’Shea attempts to muffle the megaphone of Jason Kessler, a local supporter of keeping the Lee statue in place. Kessler was arrested for disorderly conduct later in the evening. (Credit: Jordy Yager)

Three people were arrested Sunday night after a mostly peaceful protest in downtown Charlottesville turned momentarily violent, spilling out into the streets. Jordy Yager has details.

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