An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately afterward the incident. The organizer of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is encouraging attendees to leave town after authorities declared an unlawful assembly and police ordered people to disperse. First Lady Melania Trump is calling for peace after violent clashes broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Hundreds of white nationalists and counter protestors faced off Saturday in downtown Charlottesville, with several violent clashes erupting. The NHL's Detroit Red Wings released a statement denouncing the use of their logo at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and saying they are considering legal action to stop it. The Red Wings add they are "exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration." Gov. Terry McAuliffe said via his Twitter account on Saturday morning that the declaration was made in order "to aid state response to violence" at the rally in Charlottesville, about 100 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The city's manager also declared a local emergency and police ordered people to disperse from the area around the statue after several violent clashes broke out. Rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning.