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Charlottesville: State of emergency over US far-right rally

Officials in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency ahead of a large march by white nationalists.Thousands of people are expected to join the "Unite the Right" rally against plans to remove a statue of a pro-slavery US Civil War general.Violent clashes between far-right groups and counter-protesters have left at least two injured, police say.President Donald Trump has condemned the violence.On Twitter, he said: "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!"Earlier, police fired tear gas against demonstrators, who were throwing bottles and using pepper spray, and said that arrests had been made afte ...