GALLERY: Charlottesville, VA Protests

Alt Right demonstrators hold their ground against Virginia State Police as police fire tear gas rounds in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations. Two troopers who were assisting with public safety resources were killed when their helicopter crashed near the scene of the protest. The white nationalists were protesting the city’s decision to remove a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee.

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