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Twitter reacts to Charlottesville violence – and Trump’s response condemning ‘many sides’

Car plows into protesters in Charlottesville, leaving one dead

A man was arrested after driving his car into a mass of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, killing one person and injuring several others.
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A man was arrested after driving his car into a mass of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, killing one person and injuring several others.

In the aftermath of violent clashes between protesters and counter demonstrators Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where three have died and many are injured, the social media response has been biting.

Donald Trump’s response to the events, in which he condemned “many sides” for the “hatred, bigotry, and violence” has itself drawn criticism, in the form of thousands upon thousands of tweets, with many calling his words hypocritical.

It was not long until “#Charlottesville,” “White Supremacists” and “Nazis” were all trending topics on Twitter.

Here’s a sampling of Saturday’s same-day reactions:

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