ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
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(Charlottesville, Virginia: Eva Pilgrim) What happened in Charlottesville featured; scenes shown of the car driving through the crowd & then backing away, the injured in the street. [Four WITNESSES - describe what happened with the car.] The arrest of the driver discussed.
(Studio: Cecilia Vega) The state of emergency in Charlottesville introduced; photos shown from last night at the University of Virginia.
(Charlottesville, Virginia: Stephanie Ramos) The campus Friday night with nationalists protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee featured; scenes shown of the demonstration with clashes between the alt-right & counter-demonstrators with police using pepper spray. A statement from Governor Terry McAUliffe, who declared a state of emergency, quoted. [DEMONSTRATOR - describes what happened to him.]
(Studio: Cecilia Vega) The death of a female pedestrian in the car crash & the crash of a state police helicopter nearby reported; copter crash site shown.
(Studio: Cecilia Vega) Report introduced.
(Bridgewater, New Jersey) The reaction to what Trump said & did not say about the unrest in Charlottesville examined; scenes shown of the demonstrations & of reporters shouting unanswered questions to Trump; tweet from First Lady Melania Trump & later tweet from the president quoted. [TRUMP - says we are following the terrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia, & we condemn this display of hatred "on many sides."] [Former KKK leader David DUKE - comments.] The tweet reactions from Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, Republican Senator Cory Gardner. David Duke quoted. The troubling phrase of "on many sides" with a White House explanation quoted discussed.
(Studio: Cecilia Vega) Tomorrow's coverage of Charlottesville events on "This WeeK' along with an interview with former ' communications director Anthony Scaramucci noted.
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