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Vehicle drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed

Vehicle drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed”

"The Bell 407 helicopter was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville", Virginia State Police Public Relations Coordinator Susan Rowland said.

When the white nationalist groups returned Saturday for the main "Unite the Right" rally, which was the largest white nationalist meeting in over ten years, according to the Washington Post, there were counter-protestors waiting to oppose their message.

No one on the ground was injured, it said.

For example, Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, who faces a close primary election on Tuesday and has been fending off attacks from his right, stuck close to Trump.

Trump constantly slammed Obama and Clinton during his run for the presidency for failing to label terrorist attacks as such. "This has been going on for a long, long time".

Authorities at the University of Virginia Medical Center confirmed the death following the vehicle attack as well as the 19 it injured and who are being treated there.

However, the president was criticised for only tweeting about the violence after First Lady Melania Trump had herself taken to Twitter. A White House spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for an explanation as to what Trump mean by "many sides".

Elected leaders in Virginia and elsewhere urged peace, blasting the white supremacist views on display in Charlottesville as ugly.

"@POTUS needs to speak out against the poisonous resurgence of white supremacy".

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wrote "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis, the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be".

Meantime, Mr Trump addressed the "terrible" tragedy, speaking a press conference in New Jersey.

It's the latest confrontation in the city since it voted earlier this year to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.

The vehicle crash came after a day of violent and chaotic clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters. The driver was later taken into custody.

Trump's candidacy excited many white nationalists, who were thrilled to hear Trump mock the Black Lives Matter movement on the campaign trail and declare that "all lives matter". Nothing specific against us.

The Klan had officially endorsed Trump's presidential candidacy in 2016, and appear to have been emboldened by his administration's fierce crackdown on immigrants.

He said: "I'm not going to make any bones about it".

The Virginia Governor further said, "Our patriots are young men and women who are wearing the cloth of our country and somewhere aroud the globe they are putting their life in danger, they are patriots you are not and You all came here to hurt people.but my message to you is We are stronger than you and you will not succeed there is no place for you in America".

Hundreds of white nationalists marched Friday night on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia, carrying burning torches - a symbol associated with the KKK and its lynchings in the early to mid 20th century. It was after 1?p.m. when he weighed in, writing on Twitter: "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. Lets come together as one!" "Now, to solve a problem, you have to be able to state what the problem is or at least say the name".

"We have so many incredible things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me it is very, very sad", he said.



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