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Hate, not heritage, in the streets of Charlottesville

Kerry Dougherty is a columnist for The Virginian-Pilot.

One dead. Dozens injured.

It’s time to stop calling what transpired in the streets of Charlottesville on August 12 a white supremacist “rally” and say what it really was:

A riot.

A brutal clash between protesters and counter-protesters swinging clubs and baseball bats, throwing bottles and spewing expletives.

And finally, a car plowing into a crowd of pedestrians that left one person dead and 19 injured.

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