Charlottesville

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A small group of white supremacist demonstrators and hundreds of counter protesters marched in the nation’s capital Sunday on the one-year anniversary of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead. There were no organized movements in Charlotte this past weekend, but the reverberations of the events last year are still felt locally. We spoke with people in Charlotte’s University area on their reflections a year later. 

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A small group of white supremacist demonstrators rallied next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite The Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

The Conversation: Charlottesville: A Step In Our Long Arc Toward Justice

Aug 12, 2018
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COMMENTARY:

The number and exuberance of white nationalists who descended on Charlottesville sent emotional tremors through the nation. Some worried that this was the beginning of an expanding movement that would hearken us back to darker times.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET

In downtown Charlottesville, Va., authorities are limiting car and pedestrian traffic, dozens of police in riot gear are patrolling a park in the city's center and some residents have left town in case the weekend turns violent.

Updated August 13

One year after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., hundreds of counterprotesters overwhelmed the small number of 'this year's Unite the Right' rally attendees in Washington D.C.

Ryan: Trump 'Messed Up,' But Censure 'Counterproductive'

Aug 22, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a white supremacist rally in Virginia, but said Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues.

Several hundred people joined a Charlotte Uprising vigil Saturday night uptown.
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  Several hundred people gathered in uptown's Marshall Park Saturday night for a peaceful vigil following last weekend's unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Organized by the group Charlotte Uprising, it drew a diverse crowd of white, black, Asian, Latino and LGBT people. 

Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. To Speak No Evil © All Rights Reserved 2017 tospeaknoevil.com

Photographer Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte does what you’d expect a photographer to do: Lots of personal portraits and fashion photography are in his portfolio.

And then, he has a passion project. He travels to cities with social unrest. He’s captured protests in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte. Last weekend, it was Charlottesville.