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19 political cartoons on Charlottesville and other news

This is a political cartoon.
This is a political cartoon.
Walt Handelsman, Tribune Content Agency

Two weeks ago, violence came to a boiling point in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one person was killed and 19 injured by a speeding car.

The events occurred at a rally of white nationalists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. According to CNN, "fistfights and screaming matches erupted" between protesters and counterprotesters.

President Trump responded by encouraging protesters on both sides of the issue to subside.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said, according to the Associated Press.

That response, however, ignited criticism across the country, including from many political leaders. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney spoke out in a tweet saying that white nationalists and anti-racists protesters are "not the same" and live in "morally different universes."

Utah Sen. Mike Lee also added his two cents on Facebook, saying "carrying a Nazi flag or any other symbol of white supremacy is a hateful act that cannot be morally defended," according to the Deseret News.

Check out these 19 political cartoons about the riot in Charlottesville and Trump's reaction to it that have unfolded in recent weeks.