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.
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.
The oil tanker involved in Monday's collision sustained some damage but no crew were injured, the Singapore government said. The destroyer collided with an oil tanker Alnic MC in waters off the eastern side of Singapore on Monday morning.
Two cases also have been reported in Arkansas, but Arkansas State Health Department did not say where those cases were reported. Zilka said some residents have criticized mosquito spraying, however he said it is necessary to combat West Nile.
Police say voluntary evacuations were in effect at Indian Creek from 103rd and Stateline to Wornall Road and 99th and Holmes. The flooding prompted several schools in the region to either cancel Tuesday's classes or delay the start of them.
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.
The poll surveyed adults across the country from August 16 to 20 through calls to their cell phones or land lines. While the approval numbers are low, they are similar to what they were before Charlottesville.
In addition to the 25 percent federal tax that the victor will have to pay, the state will collect 5 percent of the jackpot. Reporters asked if she considered holding onto her ticket and waiting until the excitement died down to come forward.
Two Kennedys were arrested in Cape Cod, Mass. after they refused to tone down a loud party early Sunday morning. The property does not belong to the Kennedys - although Max lives elsewhere in Hyannis Port .
Under Draghi, the European Central Bank has pumped more than 2 trillion euros ($2.35 trillion) into the global financial system. The dollar index last stood at 93.101 .dxy , having retreated from a three-week high of 94.145 set last Wednesday .
Samsung will have to talk about quality control, changes in production and testing procedures to regain the faith of consumers. Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 Summary: What's the difference? By October, Samsung halted production of the Note 7 entirely.
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Uber racks up rides, losses amid setbacks
The San Francisco company reported a $645 million loss for the second quarter, narrowing from $708 million in the first quarter. The company's adjusted net loss fell almost 14 percent to US$645 million from the same quarter past year , Uber confirmed.
Beckham 'pretty concerned' after ankle injury
After traveling to Dallas for a Sunday Night Football assignment, the Giants host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football. Two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalli also practiced Monday after sitting out two games with a shoulder injury and could play.
Abbas to meet with USA delegation on Thursday
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Harvey's back: Hurricane watch posted for parts of Texas coast
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Powerball Jackpot soars to $700 million
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Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans
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TIMELINE: Strong, severe storms expected Tuesday
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Gionee launches X1 with Android Nougat, priced at Rs 8999
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