Trump condemns 'hate' after protest violence in Virginia




  • In US
  • 2017-08-12 17:52:06Z
  • By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-demonstrators on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"We must ALL be united & condemn all that hate stands for," Trump wrote in a Twitter message. "There is no place for this kind of violence in America."

Officials had approved the protest march in downtown Charlottesville but canceled the event and declared a state of emergency after outbreaks of violence.

(Reporting By Patrick Rucker; Editing by Mary Milliken)

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