As violence continues consuming the city of Charlottesville, Virginia following a both a White Nationalist protest and a counter protest, celebrities are speaking out about the incident and expressing their dismay over what has happened in the city.

A State of Emergency has been declared in the city following the clashes between the groups that have been protesting in the city since Friday night. Initial furor broke out after torch-bearing demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed at the University of Virginia. Saturday's planned "Unite the Right" rally, which was meant to unite both White Nationalists and other right-wing groups in the Democratic leaning town, following the city's decision to remove symbols of its Confederate past.

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Things took an even more violent turn on Saturday afternoon, after a three-vehicle crash on a side street in the city that protesters were walking down. Video of the incident showed a Dodge Challenger driving quickly down the street before it rammed into another vehicle and into the crowd of protesters. The driver of the Challenger was then seen slamming the car in reverse and backing up the street again at another high rate of speed.

Initial celebrity reactions included anger by celebs who were livid that President Donald Trump had not initially responded to the violent incidents and the rally on Friday, with some calling him out for his silence.

Others slammed the President in general, claiming that his platform which helped get him elected is what contributed to events like these.

It was also noted that things would have also gone differently if the group protesting had been made up entirely of Black men.

Others commented on Friday's event, calling out the White Nationalist groups protesting for their hateful messages of the past, including ones against African-Americans and Jews, and most didn't hesitate to point out that the protest was remarkably similar in its feel to the rallies supporting Nazis in World War II.


Celebrities also expressed general outrage over the rally, and called for peace in the country.

More celebrities also took to social media as events continued to unfold on Saturday with more violence, and a general feeling of shock and fear over what was happening in the country seemed to be the most consistent part of the discussion.

Katie Couric, who was live at both scenes, has shared several tweets and updates of the events as they unfold, sharing how things have been "chilling."

Others also warned the protesters that while they were vocal now, they would eventually remember that their messages of hate won't be tolerated by everyone.

The President and First Lady, as well as other senior Republican officials all did eventually tweet about the situation.

However, the President's lack of mentioning Charlottesville much in his tweets, or acknowledging that the protests had started with White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi groups, led to more concerns on social media, as many wondered why he couldn't bring himself to acknowledge what the groups were.

As of publication, there was one reported fatality during Saturday's events.

Charlottesville Heather Heyer, a paralegal, was killed after a car crashed into a crowd of counterprotesters on a Virginia Street in Charlottesville, Aug. 13, 2017. Photo: Getty Images