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‘We have seen this before’: Charlottesville residents draw parallel between Aug. 12 and Capitol attack

This article was updated at 11:50 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021, to fix an error. Jalane Schmidt said Charlottesville activists saw the plans for the Unite the Right rally and warned officials, but those officials did not take the threats seriously. We regret the error. While the nation expressed shock and disbelief that rioters stormed the […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions

Incivility at council meetings defended

Some say politeness insignificant compared with need for change Since the deadly Unite the Right rally Aug. 12, locals have come before Charlottesville’s City Council to demand answers about the summer, air their grievances and press for change from their government. Over the past six months, meetings have been punctuated with screaming matches, confrontations, calls […]