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

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White nationalists held the rally to protest authorities' plans to remove a monument of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.

McAuliffe and Northam are scheduled to visit Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and First Baptist Church.

The governor was responding to Trump's remarks at a news conference earlier in the day when he blamed both sides for the violence that erupted at a "Unite the Right" rally on Saturday.

"The events of this weekend have only strengthened our resolve to combat hatred and bigotry, and I want Virginia to be a leader in the national conversation about how we move forward", McAuliffe's statement reads.

"I'll tell you this: You only made us stronger", McAuliffe said, referring to the white supremacists."You go home, you stay out of here, because we are a commonwealth that stays together". Two police officers were killed when their helicopter crashed outside Charlottesville as they were assisting law enforcement officers responding to the violence on the ground. They wielded lit tiki torches and chanted slogans like "You will not replace us" and "blood and soil", a racist ethnic nationalist expression popularized by the Nazis during World War II.

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"We're not gonna let a small group of people come in here and intimidate us", said McAuliffe. "There is no place for you here".

Counter demonstrator Heather Heyer was killed by a Nazi who rammed a group of anti-fascist protesters in his auto.

The ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastanaga said that the group was "horrified by the violence" while saying that the organization does not support violence or Nazism, but that they do support the right of all to gather in protest.

Charlottesville Police Department said late on Saturday, that a ramming incident took place during the unrest in the city causing multiple injuries. "We need to call it out for what it is".

Gov Terry McAuliffe said hate-fuelled rhetoric had "hit an all-time high", and said he had spoken to the President about solving the problem.

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