Charlottesville, Virginia is about to play host to a third white nationalist rally this weekend. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the story.

White nationalists and counter-protesters brawled in Charlottesville, Va., ahead of a planned Saturday rally of pro-confederacy groups.

Twitter dispatches showed a violent scene with protesters wielding shields, sticks and flags in massive scuffles that left people bloodied. The rally was planned for noon, but police issued an order to disperse before it started.

There are reports of urine being tossed at reporters and the air is said to be filled with pepper spray, mace and tear gas.



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