Charlottesville to hold community meeting after rally, protests

Town-hall style meeting to begin at 3 p.m.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – There is a meeting scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville for a discussion on recovery after the violent Aug. 12 rally and protests.

The city manager has appointed a community taskforce to review what happened that day. That group will run a town hall at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts center at Charlottesville High School from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Officials are expected to provide an update on "recovery efforts" at that meeting and offer opportunities for public comment, according to a news release.

City officials had been expected to host the event Thursday evening in collaboration with the Community Relations Services of the Department of Justice, it was announced Thursday morning that it had been rescheduled for Sunday due to conflicts with the local high school's student activities.

The community event would follow a City Council meeting where people demanded answers from city officials regarding the Aug. 12 rally.