Virginia Declares Emergency Over Violence At White Nationalist Rally

The footage shows three cars plowing into a group of pedestrians, with one of the vehicles pushing the other two deeper into the crowd before backing up into more people.

“We expect from our president not mollifying words of appeasement”, former NAACP president Cornell Brooks said on CNN.

While the name of the victim had not been released Saturday night, police identified the suspect arrested in the car-ramming incident as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio. He first joined the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit in 1999.

The auto that rammed into the Charlottesville protesters drove away and was found by police a few blocks away.

The Virginia State Police confirmed the crash and fatalities on their Facebook page and said the two people killed were in the helicopter.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, she said her “heart is in Charlottesville today” and said “the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets”.

Reacting to the violence in Charlottesville, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh issued a statement on Twitter, saying, “Our city stands with Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer“.

“There is no place for you here, there is no place for you in America”, he continued. Orin Hatch, R-Utah, who invoked the memory of his brother who was killed in World War II.

Trump also said no citizen should ever have to fear for one’s safety and security. “No child should ever be afraid to go outside and play”. The NTSB is sending investigators to the scene, he said.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, declared an emergency and halted a white nationalist rally, while President Donald Trump condemned the violence. “We need to work together”.

“Law enforcement continues to investigate the incident, and it is my hope that any individuals responsible for criminal acts are held accountable”, she said in a statement.

We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for.

Mr Trump said: “We want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen”.

On Twitter, Duke told Trump: “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists”.

Since Thursday, the Unite the Right rally has been involved in a legal battle regarding the place of this protest.

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 a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. The auto then rapidly sped away in reverse as several people lay on the ground injured. The auto was stopped and the driver was arrested.