White nationalists, counterprotesters clash at University of Virginia

Members of the so-called alt-right demonstrated on the UVA campus before police broke up the march, calling it an unlawful assembly.
1:55 | 08/12/17

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Transcript for White nationalists, counterprotesters clash at University of Virginia
Now to the torch-bearing white nationalists clashes with counterprotesters on the campus of the university of Virginia. Things have turned violent. Officials are bracing for a weekend of demonstrations like this and Stephanie Ramos is right there in charlottesville for us. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Paula and Matt, good morning. This is where that unite the right valley took place behind me. Hundreds of people gathered on the university of Virginia's campus and some breaking out in fight. Overnight, a dramatic keen as white nationalists carrying torches -- Reporter: -- And echoing chants flooded this campus calling back to second gre gray forms of intimidation, these images. Several injured and one person arrested. Led away in handcuffs as hundreds of alt-right activists clashed with counterprotesters. Police calling it an unlawful assembly dispersing the crowds after fights broke out between the two. Some being hit in the face with pepper spray. Many overnight condemning the event and the mayor there calling it racist and init will rant writing everyone has a right under the first amendment to express their opinion peaceably so here's mine. He said in a payment on Facebook, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable Diggs play of visual intimidation on a college campus. What we saw was meant to tee up taed's event a rally to prevent the removal of a confederate statue. The governor says the national Guard will be on standby just in case things get out of hand, Paula, Matt. Back over to you. Thanks very much, Stephanie.

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