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Senator Reed condemns 'white supremacists' during violence in Virginia

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Rhode Island U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued a statement condemning the "white supremacist" rallies in Charlottesville, Va.

The Associated Press reported hundreds of protesters clashing in Charlottesville, Va. during a white nationalist rally protesting the city's decision to remove a confederate statue from a city park, and a gathering of counter-protesters.

Democratic Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe issued a state of emergency early Saturday afternoon, according to the AP.

The AP also reported vehicle plowed into a group of counter-protesters at the rally. Injuries are currently unknown.

“I condemn this disgraceful, hate-filled, un-American gathering of white supremacists," Reed said in a statement.

"The surest way to defeat this type of bigotry and hateful ideology is to stand up against discrimination and prejudice in all its forms and strive for true equality.”

President Donald Trump tweeted about the violence: 

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