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White supremacists gather at Charlottesville's Emancipation Park

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – 10 a.m. Update: The Charlottesville Police Department released a statement Sunday morning about the tiki-torch lit white supremacists rally that happened unexpected on Saturday. At around 7:40 p.m. Saturday Richard Spencer and an estimated 50 other white supremacists gathered for a rally in Emancipation Park. Their rally only lasted 5 to 10 minutes, according to police.

"No disorders occurred during this rally. Spencer and his group then left the park, boarded a tour bus at another location and left the City of Charlottesville. Officers with our department then followed the tour bus to ensure that the group was leaving the city," the department released in a statement.

"Our department is conferring with city leadership and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to determine what legal action may be taken in response to this event."

 

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At around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, a group of white supremacists gathered in Emancipation Park carrying Tiki torches.

Around three dozen supporters showed up, and some people in the crowd chanted "we will be back."

One person in the crowd was well-known white activist Richard Spencer.

Police were on standby at the park.

The group departed the park around 8 p.m.


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