The driver whose vehicle rammed into a crowd near a planned white nationalist rally Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, the US state of Virginia, is facing charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in a deadly accident.
Demonstrations were held all over California to show solidarity with the victim who was killed after a auto plowed into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The driver, later identified as James Alex Fields Jr.
The 20-year-old man, identified as James Alex Fields Jr., is from Maumee, the mid-west state of OH, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail. The goal of the controversial event was to unify the far-right wing and "affirm the right of Southerners and white people to organize for their interests", according to its Facebook page. At least one person was killed while 26 others were injured. I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the President.
Both Virginia State Police troopers died Saturday when their police helicopter crashed and burned in Charlottesville, as they patrolled near the site of clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters.
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A 20-year-old OH man is being held in connection to a crash that killed a counter protester at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia today. "We are strongly, strongly against violence in any way shape or form".
Trump says he's spoken with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and "we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now".
Republican President Donald Trump is facing criticism for not acknowledging that white supremacists were responsible for the violence. 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.
Rioting broke out in the centre of the town after a group of white supremacists protested the removal of a statue to the pro-slavery Civil War general Robert E. Lee.