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Causes Of The Charlottesville Riot

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Charlottesville Riot On Monday, August 14, 2017 a very controversial protest lead by white supremacists occurred Charlottesville, Virginia. The reason why this protest transpired was because the city of Charlottesville decided to remove the statue of the Confederate General, Robert E. Lee, from one of the city’s parks. The groups had met at Charlottesville to protest the decision to bring down the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Among the protests were activist Richard Spencer and former “Ku Klux Klan” (KKK) leader David Duke. They began to riot in the streets, people began to bash cars and hit people with bats, and fights broke out. One female got hit by a car and died when a car drove in the crowd. The white supremacist had
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