Follow RT for news from the US, including crime and incidents. A far-right rally against the removal of the statue of Confederate icon General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville turned into violent clashes between Trump supporters and counter-protesters. “The Unite the Right” rally is often described as one of the largest white nationalist rallies in recent US history, the event shook the country, highlighting its political divisions. Find news and details on RT.com on the background, course of events, and violence in the rally held in Charlottesville in August 2017. Ahead of the one year anniversary of the unrest and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia governor announced a state of emergency in order to prevent further clashes. Get news and updates on the anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville. Read the news on RT to find the information about the statue of Confederate icon General Robert E. Lee and its history. Find news on RT about police actions during the incident. There were a lot of bloody clashes, and violence between police and white supremacist protesters. A number of white nationalists and members of left-wing groups were charged with assaulting people of other nations. Finally check out news on RT.com on Charlottesville car attack. James Fields Jr. crashed into the crowd of peaceful protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally. The incident was later referred to as a 'domestic terrorist attack.'