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Violent white supremacist rally in Virginia condemned

Hollywood stars and politicians are amongst people who have come out to condemn the violent Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Neo-nazis descended into the city on Friday night to protest the removal of a statue representing Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who served the pro-slavery South of the country during the U.S. Civil War until surrendering in 1865 when the pro-emancipation North won the battle.

The gathering bled into Saturday and quickly escalated into brutality when white nationalists began to fight with counter-protestors, causing Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency.

The violence got even worse on Saturday afternoon when a car plowed into a group of anti-racist protestors, leaving one person dead and causing several injuries, and celebrities have had enough.

"the news makes me sick and so do racists in suits who dance around the fact that NAZIS are parading thru the streets in broad daylight (sic)," Hayley Williams of rock band Paramore wrote on Twitter.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, who is notorious for his rampant tweets, was noticeably silent until he finally took to Twitter on Saturday to condemn the Unite the Right rally.

"We ALL must be united