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Local politicians react to violence in Charlottesville

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Several local politicians have taken to Twitter to express how they feel about the violence racking Charlottesville on Saturday. 

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town, killing one person and sending at least 26 others to hospitals.

It happened about two hours after violent clashes broke out between white nationalists, who descended on the town to rally against the city's plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.

Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays. At least eight were injured and one arrested in connection to the earlier violence.

Representative Kevin Yoder released the following statement: "We must speak clearly and directly: white supremacy is an evil ideology that has no place in this world. Praying for those injured and killed today in Charlottesville."

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