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Tens of millions of people have now watched the Vice documentary about Charlottesville

As America remains gripped by the violent protests that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, "tens of millions" of people have tuned into a 22-minute Vice documentary to learn more about what's happened, CNN reports.

The overwhelming success of "Charlottesville: Race and Terror" is a major win for HBO's Vice News Tonight, which launched in October as "an immersive alternative to traditional broadcast and cable nightly newscasts," CNN writes. HBO allowed the documentary to be shared on YouTube, extending the reach of the program. It reached around 500,000 people on HBO when it aired Monday and to date has earned another 3 million views on YouTube and 25 million views on Facebook. Excerpts of the program were also aired on networks like CNN and NBC.

"I knew we had something pretty unique and pretty horrifying," said the program's executive producer, Josh Tyrangiel. Watch below. Jeva Lange