German Chancellor says she stands with peaceful counter-protesters.

The German chancellor has condemned far-right white supremacist violence that took place in the US state of Virginia over the weekend as “absolutely repulsive”.

Angela Merkel’s comments come after a weekend of clashes between racist protesters and counter-demonstrators in the city of Charlottesville – which left one woman dead and 19 injured.

Donald Trump came under fire from members of his own Republican party for failing to fully condemn the white supremacists, instead initially criticising violence “on many sides” in a tweet.

The German chancellor has condemned far-right white supremacist violence that took place in the US state of Virginia over the weekend as “absolutely repulsive”.

Angela Merkel’s comments come after a weekend of clashes between racist protesters and counter-demonstrators in the city of Charlottesville – which left one woman dead and 19 injured.

Donald Trump came under fire from members of his own Republican party for failing to fully condemn the white supremacists, instead initially criticising violence “on many sides” in a tweet.

The White House has said that Mr Trump was condemning “all extremist groups” including white supremacists but the President has yet to comment on them himself.

A spokesperson for Theresa May has said the British government “stands with the US against racism, hatred and violence”.

The far-right rally in Charlottesville was called in opposition to the removal of monuments commemorating Confederate leaders – the side in the US civil war that fought to defend slavery.

The city has since however become a wider flashpoint for far-right violence and intimidation, with a vigil in memory of the late Ms Heyer having to be cancelled due to a “credible threat” against it.

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