The Russian Embassy in the United States advised citizens not to travel to Charlottesville
The city declared a state of emergency.
Moscow. August 13. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian Embassy in the US recommended its citizens to refrain from trips to Charlottesville, where it was introduced a state of emergency due to clashes between the white nationalists and their opponents, said on Sunday on the official website of the Embassy in Facebook.
“In connection with the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Embassy recommends Russian citizens to temporarily refrain from trips to this city”, — stated in the message.
A group of white nationalists gathered on Saturday on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in preparation for the action “Merge right”, forcing the state Governor to urge people to stay away from the campus.
A group of demonstrators also went through the University campus in Charlottesville with torches, chanting the slogan “the white Life matters.” During this March there was a clash of white nationalists with opponents of the demonstrations.
The police had to use tear gas to prevent further violence. At least one person was arrested and several others were slightly injured.
Previously, it was expected that the planned protests will take part from 2 to 6 thousand people that are unhappy with the demolition of a local monument dedicated to the memory of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, one of the military leaders of the southerners during the Civil war of 1861-1865.
Counter protesters continue to march, chanting #BlackLivesMatter . #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/uPqiSXrL4p
— The ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 12, 2017
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