US A look at recent protest violence across the US

07:06  13 august  2017
07:06  13 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year: — July 8: Ku Klux Klan members

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year

White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground as they clash with counter demonstrators in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.© Steve Helber/ AP Photo White nationalist demonstrators hold their ground as they clash with counter demonstrators in Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them.

Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year:

— July 8: Ku Klux Klan members demonstrating in support of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee are confronted by hundreds of shouting opponents in Charlottesville.

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The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year: — July 8: Ku Klux Klan members

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. Here are some of the clashes that have occurred across the United States this year

— June 4: Police fire stun grenades and arrest more than a dozen people during a confrontation between supporters of President Donald Trump and so-called anti-fascist opponents in Portland, Oregon.

— May 7: Supporters and opponents of the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans converge in the same area, leading to angry confrontations that include scuffles and shouting.

— April 29: Members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, the National Socialist Movement and other groups engage in shouting matches with counter-demonstrators in Pikeville, Kentucky.

— April 18: Supporters and opponents of white nationalist Richard Spencer fight outside his appearance at Auburn University, resulting in three arrests.

— Feb. 2: Fights break out when the founder of a far-right men's organization appears at New York University, leading to 11 arrests.

— Feb. 1: Protesters hurl smoke bombs, break windows and spark a massive bonfire, prompting University of California at Berkeley officials to cancel a talk by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for safety concerns.

— Jan. 20: Violent protests occur on Inauguration Day in Washington between supporters of President Donald Trump, including some white nationalists, and opponents. More than 200 people are arrested.

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