Last year, white supremacists clashed with activists in riots that shook that nation and left three people dead. On Saturday, remembrance events included a “morning of reflection and renewal” at UVA that featured musical performances, a poetry reading, and an address from University President James Ryan. Ryan recalled how a group of students and community members faced off against the white supremacist marchers near a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus, calling it a “remarkable moment of courage and bravery.” By midafternoon, the city said hundreds of people had passed through the downtown checkpoints. Police arrested three men in or near the secured perimeter for trespassing, possessing prohibited items, and being drunk in public, the city said in a news release.
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