President Trump tweets after white nationalists protests in Virginia
1:44 PM, Aug 12, 2017
1:54 PM, Aug 12, 2017
(WXYZ) - President Donald Trump has tweeted out a statement after a clash between white nationalists and counter-protestors, including those from the Black Lives Matter movement, during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday morning.
Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. At least one person was arrested.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, and police dressed in riot gear ordered people at the rally in Charlottesville to disperse after chaotic clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.
Small bands of protesters who showed up to express their opposition to the rally were seen marching around the city peacefully by midafternoon, chanting and waving flags. Helicopters circled overhead. As of 12:30 p.m., a city spokeswoman said a single arrest was reported. Emergency medical personnel have responded to eight injuries related to the event.