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Theresa May condemns racism after far-right protests in Charlottesville

City A.M. Sunday, 13 August 2017 ()
Theresa May condemns racism after far-right protests in CharlottesvilleTheresa May has condemned racism after white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville in the US yesterday.

Neo-Nazi protests ended in violence after a car ran into anti-racist activists, killing one women and injuring several more.

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Donald Trump has faced fierce criticism for not directly speaking out against the white supremacist protesters of the "Unite the Right" rally. 

Commentators have said his response to the protesters was telling for a US President who often makes targeted attacks against those his disagrees with on Twitter.

Instead, Trump condemned hate "on many sides" and tweeted:


This morning, the UK Prime Minister took a different approach, saying in a statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are with #Charlottesville. The UK stands with the US against racism, hatred and violence."

Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, waded into the debate this afternoon, and took a more open stand against the protesters than her father, tweeting:

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News video: Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil Held In Murfreesboro

Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil Held In Murfreesboro 02:05

A couple hundred people gathered in public square in Murfreesboro for a vigil in support of unity and peace after the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. Someone covered up a confederate statue with a white sheet as a sign that this group wants to leave racism behind them.

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