State of emergency declared after clashes at Virginia white nationalist rally
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White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday ahead of a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general's statue that critics say glorifies the era of slavery.
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Chris Hurst, the boyfriend of a TV reporter who was shot dead on camera in 2015, has won a seat in Virginia's statehouse.
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Police took a moment to rest in the shade at a rally in Charlottesville on Sunday (August 12), which marked the anniversary of last year's white nationalist gathering, before stepping in to arrest a man at the rally.
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Governor Ralph Northam has walked back an admission that he appeared in a racist costume in the 1980s. Top figures in his Democratic party have called on him to step down.
1 Jun 2019
Several people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a government complex in the city of Virginia Beach. Virginia state police said the gunman was also killed.
13 Nov 2020
The nationalist governments of Hungary, Poland and other EU members have lost a kindred spirit with Donald Trump's defeat. Will they have to rethink their strategy? Will that make politics easier for the rest of the EU?
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Lawmakers in Virginia have voted to abolish the death penalty. The move marks the end of a long history of capital punishment in the state. Virginia currently has the highest number of executions in the United States. We take a closer look with FRANCE 24's Valérie Dekimpe.
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Virginia has banned capital punishment, joining 22 other US states. Governor Ralph Northam highlighted racial bias prevalent in the use of the death penalty.
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In a major setback for US President Joe Biden's Democratic Party, Glenn Youngkin is poised to become the first Republican to win statewide office in Virginia since 2009.
24 Nov 2021
A federal jury has found the white supremacists behind the violent rally in Charlottesville in 2017, which left one person dead, liable for damages.
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It was a tragic day that became a symbol of the rise of the far right in the US during the presidency of Donald Trump. On August 12, 2017, during a rally by White supremacists in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, a young neo-Nazi sympathiser rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. One young woman was killed and dozens of other people were injured. Five years on, FRANCE 24's reporters Fanny Allard and Matthieu Mabin returned to Charlottesville to meet residents.
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