The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlotteville, Va., reports:
Police have declared an unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park.
The city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County at 11:20 a.m. both declared a local emergency in response to the Unite the Right rally, which was set to formally begin at noon.
According to city police, “this joint declaration allows local officials to request additional resources if needed to respond to ongoing events in the community which are currently localized in downtown Charlottesville. Scheduled activities outside the downtown area are not impacted by ongoing events or by this declaration at this time. Local officials continue to closely monitor the situation and will provide additional details as they are available.”
Two people have been seriously injured in an altercation, according to police.
Rally organizer Jason Kessler, “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer and former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke are in attendance.
Police are telling people to leave the scene of the rally or be arrested.