Jury finds Unite the Right defendants liable for more than $26 million in damages

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Jury finds Unite the Right defendants liable for more than $26 million in damages

From CNN | Crime and Justice by Mark Morales and Steve Almasy, CNN

A jury has awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the White nationalists who organized and participated in a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims.

The jury in the federal civil trial said Tuesday it could not reach a verdict on two federal conspiracy claims.

The violence during the Unite the Right rally turned the Virginia city into another battleground in America's culture wars and highlighted growing polarization. It was also an event that empowered White supremacists and nationalists to demonstrate their beliefs in public rather than just online.

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