Two Dead In Helicopter Crash In Charlottesville

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

"The President's talk of violence "on many sides" ignores the shameful reality of white supremacism in our country today, and continues a disturbing pattern of complacency around such acts of hate", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

Ku Klux Klan members demonstrating in support of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee are confronted by hundreds of shouting opponents in Charlottesville.

The usually quiet university city of Charlottesville, Virginia, declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after a Unite the Right gathering of far-right extremists began with early, violent clashes with counterprotesters.

Witnesses say a auto plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting a rally, which was held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville.

"Our message is plain and simple".

The clashes highlight how the white supremacist movement has resurfaced under the "alt-right" banner after years in the shadows of mainstream American politics.

McAuliffe said in a press conference Saturday afternoon that he spoke with President Donald Trump and urged him to bring people together.

Chaos in Charlottesville Car Plows Into Crowd Warning
Charlottesville police tell CBS News at least four people are injured. NBC will continue to provide updates as they receive them.

Franks joined Jeanine Pirro on Fox News on Saturday evening after President Trump made a statement calling the white supremacist rallies "a display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". We are stronger than you.

They described the victim as a 32-year-old woman. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona called out "white supremacy" in condemning bigotry; and Republican Sen.

Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, furiously condemned the President, saying: "We should call evil by its name".

The people gathered in Charlottesville this weekend are white supremacists, driven by hate and intolerance. "But we can not forget that this is also a symptom of the rhetoric the Trump Administration has supported since the Presidential Election and into the White House, promoting violence, attacking civil rights, and allowing organizations backed by bigots to thrive", the NAN statement reads.

"The violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of 'many sides, '" tweeted Virginia's attorney general, Mark Herring.

Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a liberal-leaning city that's home to the flagship University of Virginia and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. - Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat.

The confrontation was a stark reminder of the growing political polarisation that has intensified since Trump's election previous year. "Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions", Clinton said, adding "We will not step backward".

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