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Posted: August 14, 2017

WATCH: 'Unite the Right' rally organizer flees Charlottesville press conference

A woman tackles Jason Kessler after his press conference was disrupted by protestors Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, outside City Hall in Charlottesville, Va. The previous day, a woman was killed and several others injured after the Unite the Right rally, organized by Kessler. (Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress via AP)
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A woman tackles Jason Kessler after his press conference was disrupted by protestors Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, outside City Hall in Charlottesville, Va. The previous day, a woman was killed and several others injured after the Unite the Right rally, organized by Kessler. (Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress via AP)

By Zuri Davis, Rare.us

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —

Jason Kessler, organizer of “Unite the Right,” a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was unable to complete a press conference one day after the death of a counter-protester.

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According to WVIR and other media outlets, Kessler’s statement was immediately drowned out by the sound of protesters screaming “shame."

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Officers standing nearby escorted Kessler away after a few moments when a few protesters sought to confront him face-to-face:

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Two Virginia state troopers also were killed when their helicopter crashed on a golf course as they were going to assess the situation in Charlottesville.

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