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Charlottesville rally drew participants from 35 states

October 09, 2017 - 5:34 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A study has found that a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year drew participants from at least 35 states.

The New York-based Anti-Defamation League published its study Sunday.

The league said it was able to identify about 200 of the participants who descended on Charlottesville in August. The rally drew a massive counter-protest. Heather Heyer, a counter-protester, was killed when she was hit by a car.

The analysis found that most participants came from the eastern U.S., but some came from as far as Alaska and Washington state.

The study also found that only 7 per cent of the 200 identified participants were women, and that the Charlottesville rally drew five times as many people as any other white nationalist rally in the last decade.

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