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CNN said police and firefighters responded to the scene and were preparing to evacuate people and buildings in what the network called an “emergency situation.”
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“I can tell you they did not invite violent white supremacists as their audience today,” Signer told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “I think it would be really interesting to have the leaders of the country meet with those neo-Nazis tonight.”
President Donald Trump’s adm더킹카지노inistration is trying to downplay threats to the city. In a statement issued late Thursday evening, the White House called on residents to remain calm.
A member of the group, the Traditionalist Worker Party, said demonstrators planned a protest at 8 p.m. on the city’s main square with a planned demonstration at 10 a.m. The group also announced on its website that it planned to meet in Charlottesville at noon, near the i여주출장샵ntersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lee Highway.
Video posted online by Charlottesville police appeared to show one of the groups, the Antifa group, wearing masks, holding torches, and carrying assault rifles. A man and a woman wearing their faces covered by balaclavas are seen on the video.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.