Tags: Charlottesville | First Lady Melania Trump | Unite the Right protest | Charlottesville | Va. | tweet

First Lady Melania Trump Tweets Against Violence at Va. Rally

Image: First Lady Melania Trump Tweets Against Violence at Va. Rally
First Lady Melania Trump (Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 01:16 PM

The melee that resulted from a "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville, Va., prompted First Lady Melania Trump to tweet a message late Saturday morning calling protesters and counterprotesters to turn against violence.

"Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville," Melania Trump tweeted shortly after Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a state of emergency

The protest turned violent even before it officially began on Saturday. The rally was in protest of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Protesters began to disband after the state of emergency was issued. Local and state police also declared the protest an unlawful assembly Saturday morning.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
The melee that resulted from a "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville, Va., prompted First Lady Melania Trump to tweet a message late Saturday morning calling protesters and counterprotesters to turn against violence."Our country encourages freedom of speech, but...
First Lady Melania Trump, Unite the Right protest, Charlottesville, Va., tweet
147
2017-16-12
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 01:16 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved