Trump remains silent on neo-Nazis after violent rally

Oceane Deschanel
Agosto 14, 2017

More and more details are coming about James Alex Fields, Jr., the man charged Saturday with second-degree murder and other counts after a auto plowed into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens more.

The 32-year-old woman mowed down by a vehicle during yesterday's counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been identified as Heather D. Heyer, a Charlottesville resident.

Samantha Bloom, of OH, confirmed details about her son's auto and his trip to Virginia, saying she received a text from him last week that said he'd gotten some time off from work and was going to a rally.

The president's daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis".

"We agree that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now", he said as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members gathered in Charlottesville which they described as one of their biggest rallies in decades.

Heyer was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, hurting dozens of other protesters and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation. The White House intentionally left Jewish people out of their Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.

Trump remains silent on neo-Nazis after violent rally

The protester was likely referring to the scores of white nationalists who arrived to rally in Charlottesville in response to the city's plans to remove a confederate statue honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee.

His alleged actions led to the death of Heather Heyer, age 32.

This was a terror attack by white supremacists. "What you see here is a criminal act against fellow Americans".

Fields' mother, Samantha Bloom, told reporters that she didn't know her son was going to participate in a white supremacist rally, adding that she thought the demonstration had something to do with Trump.

"The president has been very clear, we can not tolerate this kind of bigotry, this kind of hatred".

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, police in riot gear ordered people out of the streets, and helicopters circled overhead, including the one that later crashed. Peaceful counter-protesters arrived and staged a march, carrying signs that read "black lives matter" and "love". Later that month, he applied for a permit for Saturday's rally, which he told The Associated Press was partly over the statue removal decision but also because an "anti-white climate".

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