At least one dead as U.S. white nationalists ignite Virginia clashes

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By Brandon Shulleeta CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – A gathering of hundreds of white nationalists in Virginia took a deadly turn on Saturday when a car ploughed into a group of counter-protesters and killed at least one person in a flare up of violence that challenged U.S. President Donald Trump. The state’s governor blamed neo-Nazis for sparking the unrest in the college town of Charlottesville where rival groups fought pitched battles using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue to a Confederate war hero. Two Virginia policeman died in a helicopter crash nearby after assisting efforts to quell the clashes.

      

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