US white supremacists battle anti-fascist campaigners

President Donald Trump has condemned mass brawls which broke out between white supremacists and anti-Nazi activists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The fighting prompted Charlottesville city manager Maurice Jones and interim county executive Doug Walker to simultaneously declare local states of emergency for the two jurisdictions.

The city hall then declared a rally that had led to large numbers of far-right activists gathering an “unlawful assemblage” and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency as police struggled to manage the two groups.

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