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Jury awards $25 million in damages over 2017 Charlottesville rally - NBC News

A federal jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, looking into the "Unite the Right" white nationalist rally in 2017 found defendants liable in four out of six counts and awarded $25 million in damages, according to media reports on Tuesday.

White supremacists had organized the rally in Charlottesville in 2017. The event turned deadly when a car driven into a crowd by a self-described neo-Nazi killed a counter-protester.

The jury in Charlottesville was asked to consider whether the white supremacists and hate groups conspired to commit racially motivated violence during the weekend of the rally.

Then-President Donald Trump was criticized for initially saying there were "fine people on both sides" of the dispute between neo-Nazis and their opponents at the rally.

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