Charlottesville mayor: 1 dead during violence around ‘Unite the Right’ rally | National – Connecticut News

Charlottesville mayor: 1 dead during violence around ‘Unite the Right’ rally | National – Connecticut News

[Breaking news update, published at 3:54 p.m. ET]

One person was killed amid violence on Saturday at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to Mayor Mike Signer. “I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will — go home,” Signer wrote on Twitter. He did not provide details as to how the death occurred.

[Previous story, published at 3:45 p.m. ET]

At least seven people were hurt when a speeding car slammed into another car that was navigating through a throng of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, where a “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups was to take place.

Virginia’s governor had earlier declared an emergency, and police worked to disperse hundreds of protesters in the college town after clashes broke out ahead of the rally’s scheduled noon ET start.

Fistfights and screaming matches erupted Saturday, barely 12 hours after a scuffle Friday night at the nearby University of Virginia between torch-bearing demonstrators and counterprotesters.

Saturday’s rally was the latest event drawing white nationalists and right-wing activists from across the country to this Democratic-voting town — a development precipitated by the city’s decision to remove symbols of its Confederate past.

Here are the latest developments:

• Seven people were being treated at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, spokeswoman Jen Downs said. Downs didn’t have word on their conditions.

State police had said pedestrians were struck Saturday in a three-vehicle crash.

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