Article initially posted on www.nytimes.com on Aug 13, 2017.
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Charlottesville, Va. — The college town of Charlottesville, Va. became the scene of deadly chaos after a rally to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee was held there over the weekend.
In recent years, college towns and campuses have attracted divisive figures like Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader who organized the rally, as youthful activism in the community all but guarantees protest and media coverage.
The New York Times reached out to University of Virginia students to reflect on the event.
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