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Charlottesville rally anniversary: Trump condemns "all types of racism"

ANI  |  Washington D. C. [USA] 

In the wake of 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia's Charlottesville, on Saturday said that he condemned "all types of racism and acts of violence."

Taking to his official handle, Trump said, "The riots in a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!"

According to the Hill, Trump has been under considerable pressure to condemn the violence last year as well as to hit out at the white supremacist rally that is scheduled to take place in and Charlottesville, where a state of emergency has been declared by authorities, on Sunday to mark

Trump was faced with a lot of flak over the comments he made after the rally last year wherein he said there was "blame" and "very fine people" on "both sides" of the protests.

have ramped up their security measures, with and declaring a ban on guns at the rally, while also saying that protestors and counter-protestors will be kept separate.

White supremacists were protesting against the removal Confederate Robert E. Lee's statue when hundreds of counter-protestors gathered, resulting in violent clashes between the two groups.

32-year-old was killed, with dozens others were left injured after a car slammed into a group of counter-protestors in last year's violent incident.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 15:25 IST