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[Editorial] Charlottesville: symptomatic of a broader pain

The appalling events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month bring into arresting focus the devastating effects of racism and hatred. On Saturday Aug 12, a group of politically right-wing protestors, which included white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members, rallied against the removal of a pro-Confederate statue, and clashed with counter protestors. Heather Heyer, a civil rights activist, was run down and killed by a speeding car driven by a Nazi sympathiser; many more were injured in what is being called an act of domestic terrorism.