Celebrities React to Charlottesville Protests

Celebrities React to Charlottesville Protests
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Friday night and into Saturday morning, a group of torch-waving white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, Va. to protest the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the city’s Emancipation Park—but things went much farther than that. Marchers wielded confederate flags and Nazi-era slogans, prompting a massive counter-protest against the display of bigotry, and violence quickly erupted.

The march came ahead of a white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally planned for this weekend, which was quickly dismantled around 11 a.m. Saturday after people were injured and a state of emergency was declared. One woman was tragically killed after a car plowed into a group of counter-protestors. 

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President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter Saturday afternoon, tweeting “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/896420822780444672

 

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Below, see what celebrities had to say about it.

 

 

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXuN0K5Fv-a/?taken-by=jlo

We are stronger than you!! #loveisstrongerthanhate

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXvUJ0RFgVS/?taken-by=pharrell

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention. #myselfie

A post shared by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXtbC4chz48/?taken-by=zendaya

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A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya) on

https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/896450448780959744

https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/896507632692756480

 

 

https://twitter.com/jeremypiven/status/896411827831164928

 

https://twitter.com/SarahKSilverman/status/896419196849995777

 

https://twitter.com/katiecouric/status/896382352712241152

 

https://twitter.com/katiecouric/status/896353969190129664

 

https://twitter.com/billclinton/status/896419211362410496

Let's all make an extra effort to spread a message of love and inclusiveness. 

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