Virginia governor to white nationalists: 'Go home ... Shame on you'

Virginia governor to white nationalists: 'Go home ... Shame on you'

Virginia governor to white nationalists: 'Go home ... Shame on you'

The city hall then declared a rally that had led to large numbers of far-right activists gathering an "unlawful assemblage" and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency as police struggled to manage the two groups.

On Saturday, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was met with protest from those who opposed racist messages. You are not wanted in this commonwealth.

"The acts and rhetoric in Charlottesville over past 24 hours are unacceptable and must stop".

President Donald Trump condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides".

He added: 'What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives'. Video showed some bodies flying in the air.

A 20-year-old OH man is identified as the suspect who rammed a vehicle into a crowd of people Saturday afternoon as they dispersed in Charlettesville.

Charlottesville Police identified the driver as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio.

He has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene.

The mayor of Charlottesville said he was "heartbroken" at the death.

The death toll climbed to three in link with violent white nationalist rally held on Saturday in Charlottesville, a historic college town in the USA state of Virginia, police said.

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Although a few cars were held up by the march, police say the demonstration is peaceful and there have been no arrests. Hundreds of people threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays. Police used tear gas to separate participants. He urged people to stay away and "deny those ideas more attention than they deserve".

A man is down during a clash between members of white nationalist demonstrators and a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017.

Yesterday's violence was the latest unrest since the city, about 100 miles outside of Washington, D.C., voted earlier this year to remove Lee's statue.

"We should call evil by its name. - OGH" Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, said on Twitter.

McAuliffe did not mince words during an evening press conference that was a clear rejection of "the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today". Rather, he suggested that "many sides" were responsible for Saturday's unrest.

A former leader of a Ku Klux Klan group in the 1970s, Duke made headlines in the 2016 election when he said he supported voting for Trump, and Trump stumbled in an interview when asked to disavow him, later claiming he had a bad audio connection.

"We are determined to take our country back".

"Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, it's been going on a long time".

The violence in Charlottesville - a liberal college town - is a stark demonstration of the growing political divide in the U.S., which has intensified since President Trump's election previous year.

"I just knew he was going to a rally".

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