The city Council of Charlottesville gave the police chief the authority to declare a curfew
WASHINGTON, August 13. /TASS/. The city Council of Charlottesville (VA) endowed chief of police al Thomas the authority to declare when necessary, a curfew in the city. This decision was announced by mayor Mike Signer.
“The Council’s decision to give chief Thomas the authority to declare a curfew if necessary, was taken as a precaution,” said Signer. “We do this with full confidence that Thomas and law enforcement agencies of the region can make the final decision,” he added.
In Charlottesville early Saturday morning erupted violent clashes between nationalists and oppose their actions of citizens. They followed a torchlight procession that far-right activists spontaneously held ahead of a planned campaign “the Unity of right” against the decision of the local authorities to demolish the monument to the commander of the army of the Confederate States of America Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) in the garden of Emancipation in the city centre. The rally is planned for 12:00 (19:00 GMT), but was canceled due to the fact that the situation got out of control.
Later unknown at high speed drove into a crowd of people, a few moments later left the scene in reverse. As reported previously, the portal BuzzFeed, the alleged perpetrator of the incident was detained by the police.
As a result of the collision and the incident with the car in total were injured 34 people, killing 32-year-old woman.