“So when I watch Charlottesville, to me it’s very, very sad”.
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.
When asked what the President meant by “on many sides”, a White House spokesperson responded: “The President was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides. There are not “many sides” here, just right and wrong”.
Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, furiously condemned the President, saying: “We should call evil by its name”.
Trump never used the words “white supremacy” or “white nationalism”. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency.
The Virginia Governor further said, “Our patriots are young men and women who are wearing the cloth of our country and somewhere aroud the globe they are putting their life in danger, they are patriots you are not and You all came here to hurt people.but my message to you is We are stronger than you and you will not succeed there is no place for you in America”.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said U.S. Attorney Rick Mountcastle is leading the investigation and has the full support of the Deparment of Justice.
One person died and at least 26 others were sent to the hospital after a vehicle plowed into a group of peaceful anti-racist counterprotesters amid days of race-fueled marches and violent clashes.
On Saturday at his Bedminster resort, Trump’s bluntness gave way to vagueness as he failed to mention the impetus behind the violence that left at least one person dead in the streets of Charlottesville.
The auto fled the scene, roaring away from the crash in reverse.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted images from its local chapter showing people who had sustained various wounds.
Police said their helicopter was “assisting public safety resources” as the events unfolded in Charlottesville, and that there was no indication that foul play was a factor in the crash. “The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence”. The NTSB is sending investigators to the scene, he said.
Two other people died in a helicopter crash on Saturday near where white nationalists and counter-protesters had clashed earlier in the day, officials said. Police report that three people were arrested in relation to the rally.
They also noted that another 15 people were injured in violent clashes that morning.
The protests that began Friday evening and continued on Saturday accompanied a “Unite the Right” rally that was called by white nationalists in response to a plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville. Charlottesville lies about 160 kilometers (100 miles) outside of the USA capital, Washington, DC.
Activists have warned of an emboldening of the group since Trump won last year’s presidential race.
The city voted in April to remove the statue, a move being taken by many USA cities against such Confederate memorials of the Civil War era. He, and other figures related to the history of the Civil War, remain widely popular across much of the US south, as evidenced by statues and roads commemorating their war-time leaders. The Confederate flag is another such potent symbol that has faced a great deal of scrutiny in the past few years. It was to be held at Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park. The injuries at that incident were described as serious, but non-life-threatening.
Several hundred protesters were marching in a long line when the vehicle drove into a group of them.