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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to white nationalists: 'No place for you in America'

13 August 2017, 06:08 | Megan Pierce

Klan members salute during a KKK rally in Charlottesville

Klan members salute during a KKK rally in Charlottesville

Rescue workers and medics tend to many people who were injured when a auto plowed through a crowd of anti-facist counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A Virginia State police helicopter that was responding to the situation in Charlottesville crashed on Saturday, killing two officers on board.

"This violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement.

Cruz called the violent clashes surrounding white nationalists and counter-protesters "acts of domestic terrorism".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of bigotry hatred and violence on many sides", he said at an impromptu press conference.

Tonight Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted "I denounce white supremacist rallies and violence in Virginia".

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James Alex Fields of Maumee, Ohio, is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run/failure to stop at an accident with an injury, according to the Charlottesville Police Department.

Duke, who has long espoused racist and anti-Semitic views as well as conspiracy theories (including denial of the Holocaust), attended the "Unite the Right" rally on Saturday, calling the event a "turning point".

President Donald Trump condemned the violence, but did not specifically mention white nationalists, neo-Nazis, or their views, instead criticising hatred and violence "on many sides", reports The Hill magazine.

"Go home", he said. "You're talking about people who are saying that hate's not okay, kindness matters, and then they get killed for it", Detwiler said.

The police chief in Charlottesville says a 32-year-old woman is dead and at least two dozen were injured when someone appeared to intentionally drive their vehicle into a group of demonstrators peacefully protesting the presence of white supremacists. The president also ignored a question from a reporter as to what he would say to white supremacists who voiced support for him during the rally.



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