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Protesters Gather in Oakland, San Francisco After Deadly Charlottesville Rally

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Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Protesters marched on the streets of Oakland in response to a series of violent clashes that erupted at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier in the day that left at least one dead and dozens injured. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

One person died and at least 19 others were injured after violence at a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and other charges after driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. Authorities identified 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer as the woman killed in the attack. President Trump condemned the hatred and violence “on many sides” but faced heavy criticism for failing to strongly denounce white supremacy by name. Demonstrators marched in Oakland and San Francisco over the weekend to protest the violence and the president’s response. We’ll talk about the incident, the white supremacist movement and how the Bay Area is reacting.

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Eva Paterson, president and co-founder, Equal Justice Society

Peter Simi, professor of Sociology, Chapman University,  author, “American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate”

Sahil Kapur, national political reporter, Bloomberg News

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