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White nationalists and counter protesters clash in front of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va.'s Emancipation Park ahead of the "Unite the Right" rally. Photo: Sanjay Suchak

White nationalists and counter protesters clash in front of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va.’s Emancipation Park ahead of the “Unite the Right” rally. Photo: Sanjay Suchak

The “Unite the Right” rally, scheduled to kick off at noon in Charlottesville, Va. today, was canceled after violence broke out at approximately 11:35 a.m. (EDT). Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency.

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About History Behind The Headlines: When breaking news and history collide, BackStory brings the context. This new blog feature takes trending news items and, whenever possible, offers BackStory host commentary or segments from previous episodes that provide a historical viewpoint.