Recently, violence erupted in the state of Virginia as white supremacists clashed with peaceful demonstrators. The governor has declared a state of emergency and deployed riot police to stop the violence.

However, things took a turn for the worst as a 20-year-old white supremacist ran over and killed several Black Lives and Equal Rights demonstrators. The suspect has since been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder.

Rhode Island leaders and residents were quick to react by saying that what was happening in their neighbor state is simply ‘appalling and shocking.