The troubling events in Charlottesville have led to the cancellation of all athletic events scheduled for Saturday. The canceled events include football activities and a men’s soccer scrimmage.
Violence has been erupting throughout the city at a White Nationalist rally, which has included white supremacists shouting Nazi slogans and throwing up Nazi salutes.
Counter-protesters have met the demonstrators and that sparked brawls throughout the city.
The university issued a statement on the matter.
— The Rouser (@RouserNews) August 12, 2017
Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle declaring a local state of emergency, the University of Virginia is cancelling all scheduled events and programming today (Saturday) effective at noon. This cancellation includes all academic programming, the scheduled community discussions taking place in the University Libraries, and all UVA Athletic events and programming. The University is monitoring the developments in Charlottesville and continues to coordinate with state and local law enforcement.
The men’s soccer exhibition game vs. Wright State at 1 p.m. and the Football Meet the Team and Movie Night event this evening are both cancelled.
The UVA Medical Center remains open.
At least one person has died since during today’s violent rally after a car rammed into a crowd.
Hopefully authorities will be able to get the crowds under control and get everyone off the streets before further damage is done and more violent incidents occur.
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