It descended into violent street brawls and one woman was killed when a auto ploughed through a crowd of counter-protesters.
In the days following the incident, President Trump made a number of controversial comments including his statement that monuments to Confederate general Robert E. Lee should not be removed from public life.
Few people probably knew ESPN would be covering the University of Virginia's opening game against William & Mary on September 2 in Charlottesville.
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ESPN said they approached Lee as events in Charlottesville were unfolding and saw moving him to a different game as a way to avoid the sports anchor becoming a meme or punchline. He will instead announce the Youngstown State vs. University of Pittsburgh match-up. But the similarity of his name to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee in the wake of the Charlottesville protest, in which one person was killed by an alleged white supremacist, was considered a controversial circumstance for the cable channel.
ESPN certainly has an issue on its hands, but it's hard to say whether the decision was right or wrong because it ultimately was up to Lee, who reportedly felt more comfortable making the switch. Just imagine the potential ribbing you would have gotten if a guy named Robert Lee called a football game in Virginia.
Robert Lee became a trending topic on Twitter overnight as the network's decision was widely met with criticism.
This would never have been an issue at all, except for the fact that it was leaked to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage, who frequently critiques ESPN and has accused the company of having a liberal bias. Sopan Deb, a culture writer at the New York Times joked, "I wish Skip Bayless was named Robert Lee while he was at ESPN".
The network came to the decision after a white supremacist rally protesting Charlottesville's planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned violent, culminating in a man driving his vehicle into a group demonstrating against the neo-Nazis and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
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The city then chose to shroud Confederate memorial statues in Heyer's memory and start the removal process for one of the statues. One woman said her daughter had been among those hit by the driver who plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.
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A few of the employees had also gathered in front of the Regional Office of Canara Bank in Nazarbad and staged protest. However, private sector banks like ICICI Bank , HDFC Bank , Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank , remained open today.