UVA cancels Saturday events after protests, violence in Charlottesville
Posted August 12
Charlottesville, Va. — After a night and morning of white nationalist protests that led to a local state of emergency in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia canceled scheduled events, including the annual opportunity for fans to meet the football team.
Jim Daves, assistant athletics director for Media Relations, wrote in a statement to the media:
"Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle declaring a local state of emergency, the University of Virginia is cancelling all scheduled events and programming today (Saturday) effective at noon. This cancellation includes all academic programming, the scheduled community discussions taking place in the University Libraries, and all UVA Athletic events and programming. The University is monitoring the developments in Charlottesville and continues to coordinate with state and local law enforcement."
A men's soccer exhibition game scheduled for 1 p.m. was cancelled along with the annual Meet the Team and Movie Night planned for football fans.