Politics Melania Trump on Charlottesville protests: 'No good comes from violence'

21:35  12 august  2017
21:35  12 august  2017 Source:   The Hill

Trump: 'Alt-left' bears some blame for Charlottesville violence

  Trump: 'Alt-left' bears some blame for Charlottesville violence <p>President Trump says the 'alt-left' bears some responsibility for violence in Charlottesville, 'nobody wants to say that.'</p>President Donald Trump says the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "also very violent.

First Lady Melania Trump urged a halt to violent clashes that broke out Saturday between far-right groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville , Va. "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts," the first lady tweeted. " No good comes from violence ."

No good comes from violence ,” Melania Trump tweeted. Violence erupted and riot police were deployed to extinguish a planned rally where thousands of white nationalists were expected to gather for an alt-right protest in Charlottesville , Virginia, on Saturday.

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First Lady Melania Trump urged a halt to violent clashes that broke out Saturday between far-right groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va.

"Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts," the first lady tweeted. "No good comes from violence."

Trump's call for a de-escalation of violence in the Virginia college town came as the state's governor, Terry McAuliffe, declared a state of emergency and police ordered protesters gathered in Charlottesville's Emancipation Park to disperse.

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White nationalists, white supremacists and alt-right groups were set to hold a demonstration at noon opposing the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

But in the hours before the so-called "Unite the Right" rally was scheduled to take place, groups of opposing protesters clashed on the streets of downtown Charlottesville.

Police in riot gear responded to the chaos, marching on the scene as some protesters appeared to leave the area.


Republican lawmakers encourage Trump to specifically call out white nationalists .
Republican lawmakers are encouraging President Trump to specifically call out the white nationalists involved in the violent protests in Charlottesville on Saturday. 6 Cash Back Credit Cards That Payoff Big Are You Eligible? Sponsored by CompareCards “Mr. President - we must call evil by its name,” Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner tweeted. “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”Trump didn’t single out the white nationalists when he addressed the unrest on Saturday evening. He blamed “many sides” for the violence.

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