Protester killed at Charlottesville white nationalist rally

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One person was killed and 19 others injured after a auto allegedly driven by Fields plowed into the crowd of counter-protesters of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville to demonstrate against the state's decision to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. "On many sides", Trump said.

When he finally got around to making an actual statement on the hate-driven and still ongoing turmoil in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump did so in typical Trump fashion.

It would be interesting to know whether the Democrats - e.g., Chuck Schumer - who are attacking Trump for not singling out white nationalists had anything to say about the left-wing thugs who rampaged through Washington, D.C. on the day of Trump's inauguration, or about any other instances of thuggery by these anti-Trump radicals. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and. true affection for each other", he said.

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them. He also did not call the violence "terrorism".

"We should call evil by its name". Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Sen.

Colleen Cook, 26, stood on a curb shouting at the rally attendees to go home.

White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators in Charlottesville.

Some lawmakers and civil rights leaders went so far as to blame the known alt-right leaders surrounding Trump for kindling racial hatred.

President Donald Trump is often quick to respond to terrorising acts of violence.

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"The atmosphere that's been created by this administration created the incidents that have happened over the last 48 hours", Johnson said.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a "pro-white" rally to protest the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove the confederate statue from a downtown park.

The GOP's elected leadership has largely followed Trump's lead, having played similar roles during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, two forerunners in utilizing racially coded words - "law and order" and "welfare queens" - that signaled to white voters their views on race matters without resorting to the coarser language of old-school segregationists.

Scott Stroney (50), a catering sales director at the University of Virginia who arrived at the scene about a minute after the crash, said he was horrified.

"The shocking violence in Charlottesville - and the abhorrent ideology behind it - have no place in America or anywhere in the world", Garcetti said. Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants is what makes us so special, and we will not let anybody come here and destroy it.

During the 2016 election, Trump was endorsed by David Duke, the former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who also attended Saturday's rally. "It has been going on for a long, long time", Trump said in his statement.

"Justice will prevail", he said. A white supremacist website praised the comments.

It's tragic and heartbreaking to see hatred and racism once again mar our great Nation with bloodshed.

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