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In pictures: 'Take America back' rally in Virginia turns violent

At least one person was killed as a car plowed through a car of counter-protesters in Charlottesville.
Updated Aug 13, 2017 04:13pm

Chaos erupted in Charlottesville on Saturday around what is believed to be the largest group of white supremacists to come together in a decade including neo-Nazis, skinheads, members of the Ku Klux Klan who descended on the city to "take America back" by rallying against plans to remove a Confederate statue of Gen Robert E. Lee in the city's Emancipation Park.

Hundreds came to protest against the racism. Peaceful protesters were marching downtown, carrying signs that read "black lives matter" and "love".

There were street brawls and violent clashes as tension boiled over at the white supremacist rally.

A man allegedly attending the white supremacist rally rammed a car into the counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring others.

Read more: 3 dead, dozens injured in violent white supremacist rally in Virginia

White supremacist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, VA. ─ AP
White supremacist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, VA. ─ AP

A woman holds up a sign as hundreds of protesters gather to march against racism in Oakland, California. ─ AFP
A woman holds up a sign as hundreds of protesters gather to march against racism in Oakland, California. ─ AFP

Members of the Virginia National Guard wear body armour and carry riot shields while standing guard on the pedestrian mall following violence at the United the Right rally in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
Members of the Virginia National Guard wear body armour and carry riot shields while standing guard on the pedestrian mall following violence at the United the Right rally in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

Multiple white supremacist groups march with torches through the UVA campus in Charlottesville. ─ AP
Multiple white supremacist groups march with torches through the UVA campus in Charlottesville. ─ AP

A white supremacist demonstrator walks into Lee Park in Charlottesville.
 ─ AP
A white supremacist demonstrator walks into Lee Park in Charlottesville. ─ AP

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. ─ AP
People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. ─ AP

The car that allegedly plowed through a crowd of protesters marching through a downtown shopping district is seen after the vehicle was stopped by police several blocks away in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
The car that allegedly plowed through a crowd of protesters marching through a downtown shopping district is seen after the vehicle was stopped by police several blocks away in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

Rescue workers and volunteers help get victims to the hospital after a car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators. ─ AFP
Rescue workers and volunteers help get victims to the hospital after a car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators. ─ AFP

A man tends a makeshift candlelight vigil for those who died and were injured when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascist counter-demonstrators marching near a downtown shopping in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
A man tends a makeshift candlelight vigil for those who died and were injured when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascist counter-demonstrators marching near a downtown shopping in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

Krystin Rines (C) rests her head on her husband Tyler Rines' (L) shoulder during a vigil for those who were injured and died when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascist counter-demonstrators. ─ AFP
Krystin Rines (C) rests her head on her husband Tyler Rines' (L) shoulder during a vigil for those who were injured and died when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascist counter-demonstrators. ─ AFP

People stand atop a hill for a candlelight vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia, counter-protesters at Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis. ─ AP
People stand atop a hill for a candlelight vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia, counter-protesters at Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis. ─ AP

A protester wearing a pistol on his hip stands near the location where a car plowed into a crowd of protesters marching through a downtown shopping district in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
A protester wearing a pistol on his hip stands near the location where a car plowed into a crowd of protesters marching through a downtown shopping district in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

White supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" are forced out of Lee Park after the "Unite the Right" rally was declared an unlawful gathering. ─ AFP
White supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" are forced out of Lee Park after the "Unite the Right" rally was declared an unlawful gathering. ─ AFP

A protester stands in front of state troopers during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. ─ AP
A protester stands in front of state troopers during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. ─ AP

Protesters use their banners to block the view of victims injured when a car plowed through a crowd of demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district. ─ AFP
Protesters use their banners to block the view of victims injured when a car plowed through a crowd of demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district. ─ AFP

Protesters march in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
Protesters march in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

White supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Lee Park. ─ AFP
White supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Lee Park. ─ AFP

A counter-protester reacts after getting an eye wash after being sprayed with a substance during a white supremacist rally. ─ AP
A counter-protester reacts after getting an eye wash after being sprayed with a substance during a white supremacist rally. ─ AP

An anti-fascist counter-protester hurls a newspaper box toward white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" during the "Unite the Right" rally outside Lee Park in Charlottesville. ─ AFP
An anti-fascist counter-protester hurls a newspaper box toward white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" during the "Unite the Right" rally outside Lee Park in Charlottesville. ─ AFP

Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland. ─ AFP
Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland. ─ AFP

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. ─ AFP
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. ─ AFP

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