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Mark Ruffalo joins protesters in Virginia

The actor protested outside of Trump Tower in New York City last month (Aug17).

Mark Ruffalo joined protesters in Virginia on Thursday (31Aug17) to speak out against U.S. President Donald Trump's reaction to the violent Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally last month (Aug17).

The Avengers star marched with activists at the March to Confront White Supremacy rally, which kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this week (ends01Sep17) and is making its way to Washington, D.C.

In a statement to WTVR.com, Ruffalo revealed he was marching in reaction to the neo-Nazi rally, which rocked the city last month (Aug17) and cost counter-protester Heather Heyer her life after an alleged white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of people.

"I'm marching today in memory of Heather Heyer, the young woman who lost her life to the hate of white supremacists in Charlottesville, as well as many others who were injured," a statement from the actor read.

"Now, we have a President who called participants in the neo-Nazi and white supremacist march in Charlottesville some very fine people," Ruffalo added. "Enough is enough. White supremacy must be called out for what it is and defeated. Its very existence is based on violence and is antithetical to American values."

Ruffalo also insisted he supported the march organisers' call to have President Trump removed from office.

Last month, Ruffalo gathered with filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Olivia Wilde to protest outside Trump Tower in New York City over the President's delayed response and his subsequent remarks about there being "blame on both sides" between white supremacists and counter protesters.

Many stars took aim at Trump for his comments and now there is a deafening call for the U.S. leader to step down.

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