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    White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S

    Another Far-Right Activist Rally Anticipated in Charlottesville Sunday

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    A member of the Black Lives Matter movement has claimed that residents of the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia, expect another far-right activist rally on Sunday.

    CHARLOTTESVILLE (Sputnik), Kristopher Rivera — Residents of US city of Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters took place on Saturday, expect another white supremacist rally on Sunday, a member of Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist movement told Sputnik.

    "We have been hearing there is going to be a rally somewhere today but we cannot find out where it is. We have been hearing [the white supremacists] are going to join again… they are still here and we ran a lot of them out of here today," according to BLM member Katrina Turner.

    About a hundred demonstrators gathered in downtown Charlottesville near the police station on Sunday following Saturday's clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters.

    The situation was calm, however, with a heavy police presence in the area and officers wearing riot gear and carrying assault rifles.

    The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was organized by far-right nationalists on Saturday as a protest against plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The rally led to clashes between the demonstrators and counterprotesters, culminating in a car ramming attack, which left one person dead and many injured.

    BLM members were among those who participated in counterprotests on Saturday. US media reported in June 2015, that "Black Lives Matter" graffiti has been painted on the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville. The statue has subsequently been cleaned up, according to the media.

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