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

13 August 2017, 03:48 | Max Haynes

Police said the deadly crash happened near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets. AFP Getty Images

Police said the deadly crash happened near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets

A white nationalist rally turned violent in the city of Charlottesville, United States, on Saturday, with a auto ramming into a number of people who were protesting peacefully against the demonstration. An unidentified female pedestrian was killed and dozens of others were injured in the crash.

THE death toll from a violent vehicle rampage at a white supremacist rally in Virginia has climbed to at least three, as President Donald Trump has condemned the attack. However, it was unclear if the crash may have been linked to the rally. Trump tweeted condolences about the woman killed the protests Saturday evening, more than five hours after the crash. The auto then rapidly drives away in reverse as several people lay on the ground injured. They rallied behind his promises to build a wall on the southern border, reduce the number of foreigners allowed into the country and pressure everyone in the country to speak English and say "Merry Christmas".

Violent clashes breaking out today in Charlottesville as thousands of white nationalists take to the streets.

20, as the driver of a auto that plowed into a crowd in Charlottesville.

The city's mayor says at least one person is dead.

Video shows the the vehicle plowing into the large group of protestors and then reversing as it fled the scene.

"There were just a few cars that counter-protesters were blocking", the man said.

Fields, according to the outlet, has been identified as a registered Republican from OH, and is now allegedly responsibe for the day's most unspeakable act in the midst of violent demonstrations from far-right groups that inlcuded the likes of White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux klan.

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Scott Jennings, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, said Trump's speech was not his "best effort", and faulted the President for "failure to acknowledge the racism, failure to acknowledge the white supremacy, failure to acknowledge the people who are marching around with Nazi flags on American soil".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides". It has been going on for a long, long time.

"No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all American first".

Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency amid the violent clashes between hundreds of white nationalists and the counter demonstrators.

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said that at least 35 people were injured and treated by city personnel.

Bearing shields and chanting racist slogans, thousands of white nationalists descended on Emancipation Park - formerly Lee Park - in downtown Charlottesville. White nationalists and counter-protestors reportedly engaged in brawls and members white nationalists attacked counter-protestors with pepper spray.

White nationalists gathered in the Virginia college town over the weekend as part of a "pro-white" demonstration to protest the planned removal a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Thousands of people are expected to pack the area.

Hundreds of white nationalists marched Friday night on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia, carrying burning torches - a symbol associated with the KKK and its lynchings in the early to mid 20th century.



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