George and Amal Clooney donate $1 million to fight hate groups

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Amal Clooney, left, and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

George and Amal Clooney are donating some major money to fight hate groups. The couple gave $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center to support the group's efforts to prevent violent extremism.

The announcement comes just days after a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent, leaving one woman dead and 19 injured.

In a statement, the couple said that what happened in Charlottesville demands "our collective engagement to stand up to hate."

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