MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia saw a major rally of far-right nationalists, dubbed Unite the Right, which subsequently led to clashes between the demonstrators and counter-protesters. In response to the violence, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville.
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Rescue personnel help an injured woman after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
“Instead of lecturing the whole world regarding the way of organizing life in this or that part of the planet, the United States should learn how to peacefully solve own internal problems and conflicts,” Andrey Klishas said.
According to Klishas, the policy of “overwhelming tolerance” promoted by the US democratic elite in the recent years does not lead to solutions of problems in the society.
“Afterward, these problems turn into violence and disorders and the United States deals with them by means of curfew and restrictions of basic freedoms,” the lawmaker added.
The rally in Charlottesville was organized by far-right nationalists on Saturday in a protest against the removal of a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The rally led to clashes between the demonstrators and counter-protesters, culminating in a car ramming attack, which left one person dead and over 30 injured. Two Virginia state police officers also lost their lives in a helicopter crash outside Charlottesville while they were monitoring the protests from above.