James Alex Fields Jr.: Suspect in Va. White Nationalist Rally Car Incident

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The person who died when a vehicle smashed into the crowd, there were also the pilot and a passenger in a state police helicopter that crashed outside the city, Xinhua quoted Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as saying.

The usually quiet university city of Charlottesville, Virginia, declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after a Unite the Right gathering of far-right extremists began with early, violent clashes with counterprotesters.

Fellow Republicans Chuck Grassley and Marco Rubio are also calling Trump out, the latter saying that it is "very important for the nation to hear [The President] describe events in Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by white supremacists".

After the crowd was dispersed, dozens of law enforcement officers clad in riot gear were seen patrolling the streets, with small clusters of protesters gathered in pockets in the surrounding streets. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama- it's been going on for a long, long time.

"Our message is plain and simple". There is no place for you in America.

Asked for clarification, a White House official later said: "The President was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides".

"This is about an anti-white climate within the Western world and the need for white people to have advocacy like other groups do", he said in an interview.

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It also said that Trump looked forward to visiting China later this year, calling the relationship between the two leaders "extremely close".

In Boston, Massachusettes, protesters held signs that read "Unite against racist hate & sexist bigotry".

- April 29: Members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, the National Socialist Movement and other groups engage in shouting matches with counter-demonstrators in Pikeville, Kentucky. Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth.

The Department of Justice said Saturday it has opened a civil-rights investigation into a deadly car-ramming incident that witnesses said targeted counter-protesters at a white nationalist and alt-right rally in Virginia. Jay has flown us across the commonwealth for more than three and a half years. "And we will not let anybody come here and destroy it". He urged Trump - via Twitter - to "take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists".

"I'm disgusted by the violence incited and perpetrated in Charlottesville", Malloy said.

"Schneiderman added: "Each of us, especially those of us in public office, has a moral obligation to condemn these actions in the strongest of terms".

Saturday's confrontation came after a large group of torch-bearing white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia (UVA) campus Friday night, after a judge issued a ruling allowing Saturday's protest to move forward.