Dead, 20 injured after supremacist march in Virginia

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

One person was killed on Saturday when a vehicle slammed into a crowd in Virginia after clashes at a gathering of white nationalists who oppose plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general from a public park, officials said.

The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia has left three people dead and more than 20 injured from incidents that included a auto slamming into a group of people and a helicopter crash.

"We need to make certain that this is the kind of thing that we don't tolerate or abide by, and I think most people, most Americans who are watching what is taking place in Charlottesville today, are probably appalled by what is taking place there today, just as they are concerned about what is taking place in North Korea", said Blackburn.

The fighting broke out in the city's downtown when hundreds of people, some wearing white nationalist symbols and carrying Confederate battle flags, were confronted by a almost equal number of counter-protesters.

At least three people died and 19 others were injured after violent clashes erupted between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in a rally in the USA state of Virginia. It is thought the auto was involved in the incident that some said injured over a dozen, although officials have yet to confirm that number. A video showed some people encouraging fights and others using pepper spray against each other. It is unclear if the events are related.

That was not how the Charlottesville mayor assessed the chaos that led the governor to declare a state of emergency, contending that Trump's campaign fed the flames of prejudice.

Prominent Democrats, civil rights activists and some Republicans said it was inexcusable of the president not to denounce white supremacy.

She says the attack was a reminder that evil still existed in the world but she remained confident Americans would be united.

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Earlier in the afternoon, Trump issued a pair of tweets which also appeared to address the situation.

White nationalist demonstrators class with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Counter-protesters massed in opposition.

In televised remarks, Trump said he and his administration "condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides".

On Friday, the group waved torches and chanted "White lives matter" as they marched through the University of Virginia in the city.

Charlottesville's police chief Al Thomas said that a 32-year old woman was killed while crossing a street, when a auto surged into a crowd of what witnesses said were counter-demonstrators.

Tweeting before her husband, First Lady Melania Trump wrote: "our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts". "We are determined to take our country back". He just said the nation should come together.

"Violent acts of hate and bigotry have no place in America". He did not say the words "white supremacists" or "white nationalism".

Signer, the Charlottesville mayor, said he blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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