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One person killed amid violent clashes over US far-right rally

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  • Sat, 08/12/2017 - 14:14
EFE
  • EFE

One person has been killed amid violent clashes between white nationalists attending a far-right march and protesters in the US state of Virginia.

The mayor of Charlottesville said he was "heartbroken" at the loss

It is not clear if the death came after a car rammed a crowd of opponents of the far-right rally.

The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a Civil War general. A state of emergency has been declared.

It enables police to mobilise resources.

Officials in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency ahead of a large march by white nationalists.

Violent clashes between far-right groups and counter-protesters have left at least two injured, police say.

President Donald Trump has condemned the violence.

The state of emergency allows local authorities to request additional resources if needed, the police department said.

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