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Three dead, dozens injured after clashes at Virginia rally


  • World
  • Sunday, 13 Aug 2017

(Reuters) - At least three people were killed on Saturday and 35 injured after protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a car ploughed into a crowd, officials said.

A 32-year-old female was among those killed, said Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas, and injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor. The male driver of the vehicle that ploughed into a crowd is in custody, Thomas said, and police were treating the incident as a criminal homicide investigation.

(Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb in Washington; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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