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Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT

“I can only imagine Gillespie’s people would love to pay Corey Stewart to go away, have a vacation on a Caribbean island,” said Kidd.

Republican Ed Gillespie has been fighting to keep the focus of his campaign for Virginia governor on state issues and away from President Trump. That task grew more challenging this week, after Trump defended some of the white nationalists who marched on Charlottesville and bashed efforts to remove Confederate statues - directly injecting national politics into the Virginia governor’s race.

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Source: New York Times

Melee Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

Wednesday 01:36 GMT

A melee broke out at the Charlottesville City Council meeting on Monday night, as activists and residents angrily took over the Council chambers and criticized the city’s response to a white supremacist gathering here that left a local woman dead.

Two people stood on the dais and unfurled a banner with the words “Blood on your hands!” as council members and the mayor left the room. The residents refused to cede order of the room until the authorities promised to release the residents who had been taken away and let people have their say.

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Source: New York Times

Melee Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

Wednesday 01:36 GMT

A melee broke out at the Charlottesville City Council meeting on Monday night, as activists and residents angrily took over the Council chambers and criticized the city’s response to a white supremacist gathering here that left a local woman dead.

Two people stood on the dais and unfurled a banner with the words “Blood on your hands!” as council members and the mayor left the room. The residents refused to cede order of the room until the authorities promised to release the residents who had been taken away and let people have their say.

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Source: CBS News

Chaos at Charlottesville City Council meeting on violent rally

Wednesday 06:05 GMT

Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their resignations.

Speakers, some yelling and hurling profanities, then took turns addressing the council, some expressing frustration that leaders had granted a permit for the rally.

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Source: NBC News

Christopher Columbus statue in NYC could be considered for removal

Today 08:06 GMT

The move has opened questions about a variety of monuments in the city, including a 76-foot statue of Christopher Columbus in the heart of Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.

As the violence in Charlottesville has reignited a national debate over monuments dedicated to Confederate-era and other controversial figures, New York City is conducting its own review over “symbols of hate” and possibly taking aim at Christopher Columbus.

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Source: Fox News

Charlottesville covers Confederate statues with black shrouds

Today 08:06 GMT

Shrouded statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson in black on Wednesday as the city grappled with an outbreak of deadly violence at a white nationalist rally earlier this month.

He insisted he was defending himself, saying he did it "because my only other option was knocking out his teeth."


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