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from rally to revival in charlottesville: an evening of music and unity
By Kevan Olsen Charlottesville is known for being a thriving community, home to The University of Virginia and a colorful downtown. On August 12, the “Unite the Right” rally brought racism and violence to the forefront of national attention once again. The rally was formed due to the council planning on removing confederate-tied statues from the city, one of which depicting General Robert E. Lee. This prompted a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that quickly turned violent, with gunshots, a car running down protestors and hate speech chanted throughout the streets. Shortly after the rally took place, it was …