back to top

Shocking Photos From The Violent White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville

One person died in a car attack.

Posted on

A rally of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and alt-righters in Charlottesville, Virginia — protesting the potential removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — led to many violent clashes with counterprotesters and three deaths after a car plowed into a crowd and a state police helicopter crashed.

The march began on Friday night, then picked back up on Saturday morning.

Nurphoto / Getty Images

Protesters encircled counterprotesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus on Friday night.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

White supremacists marched down E. Market Street toward Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park) during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Virginia State Police in riot gear were called into Emancipation Park, and forced out Unite the Right protesters after the rally turned violent.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Anti-fascist counterprotesters waited outside the park to hurl insults as white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right were forced out.

Laura is a photo editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Laura Geiser at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.