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President Trump condemns Charlottesville violence

The Boston Globe logo The Boston Globe 4 days ago By Christina Prignano
Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017. White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.: Protests, violence and aftermath

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President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the violence resulting from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., tweeting that “there is no place for this kind of violence.”

The tweet came after several calls for the president to condemn the rally and violence.

Hours before a noon rally was set to begin Saturday, violent skirmishes broke out between bands of white supremacists and counterprotesters who have converged on this college town around the issue of a Confederate statue.

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