A 32-year-old women died when a auto plowed into a crowd dispersing after police broke up the melee in the city’s downtown. Fields, of Maumee, Ohio, is being held without bail on murder and other charges related to the hit-and-run, officials said.
Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which track extremist groups, said the event has the potential to be the largest of its kind in at least a decade.
Smith, 21, of Louisa, Virginia, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault & battery.
The crash happened almost two hours after violent confrontations between hundreds of protestors and counter-protestors.
Though earlier in the day Trump billed Saturday’s event as a press conference, the President declined to respond to shouted question that would have allowed him to directly take on white nationalists.
“This represents a turning point for the people of this country”. A startling criticism came from conservative Set.
Republican Orrin Hatch, who has served as a senator for 40 years, referenced his brother, who was killed in World War II.
President Donald Trump, speaking in Bedminster, New Jersey, said he condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides”. “No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society, and no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play, or be with their parents, and have a good time”, he added. Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in May 1994 as a member of the 90th Basic Session, he is survived by his wife and two sons.
“The hate and division must stop and it must stop right now”, he said.
But Gardner wasn’t the only one to call out the president for not singling out white supremacists for the Unite the Right rally, which brought together Neo-Nazis and others in the alt-Right movement to downtown Charlottesville.
“We have so many incredible things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me it is very, very sad”, he said. The victims appeared to be counter-protesters but could be residents, CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid reports.
“We’re closely following the awful events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia“, Mr. Trump said. “So we want to the get this situation straightened out and we want to study it and we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen”.
President Trump’s response to Saturday’s fatal racial clash in Charlottesville, Virginia drew widespread criticism on Saturday from civil rights groups and lawmakers of both parties who said the president did not go far enough to condemn the white supremacists who provoked the violent mayhem.
Saturday’s rally was the latest event drawing white nationalists and right-wing activists from across the country to this Democratic-voting town – a development precipitated by the city’s decision to remove symbols of its Confederate past.
In a video posted on Twitter, a vehicle can be seen driving through the crowd and hitting another auto.
The police on Saturday evening identified the suspected driver of the vehicle as 20-year-old James Fields.
The violence erupted between white nationalists and counter-protesters. But yes, let’s make this about the “many sides” of hate.