On Saturday evening, July 8, about 50 members of the Ku Klux Klan staged in Charlottesville (Virginia, USA) protest against the decision of the city authorities to remove from the town square a monument to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, The New York Times reported.
Many of the protesters were in traditional white robes with hoods. Members of the Ku Klux Klan chanted the slogan «White power», while police kept about a thousand opponents of the Ku Klux Klan, throwing in members of the organization of water bottles and Apple cores, and also shouted insults at the protesters.
When members of the Ku Klux Klan finished the rally and went to their vehicles, the crowd blocked their path, clashes, and police had to use tear gas.
It is reported that at least 23 people were detained.