Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd

Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd

President Donald Trump condemned what he called an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after violence at a rally in Charlottesville led to three deaths.

A woman died and 19 people were injured when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters.

A chaotic scene has now erupted as the injured are treated in the street.

In Philadelphia, another vigil in response to the Charlottesville violence is scheduled to take place Saturday night at city hall at 7 p.m. "When such actions arise form racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and can not be tolerated".

The white supremacist rally has put a permanent stain on the city of Charlottesville, and even though many from the area did attend the anti-racism march, it's obvious that so many others didn't. Two police officers were later killed while trying to assist in operations to quell the violence, after their helicopter crashed. The helicopter had been part of the operation to monitor the clashes. He said they are not white supremacists and are only interested in free speech. "Our message is plain and simple: Please go home and never come back. If you want to talk about them talk about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who brought our country together", McAuliffe continued.

Groups hold peace rallies across CA after vehicle attack, violence in Charlottesville
A gray auto with OH license plates hit a crowd near the city's downtown mall, killing a 32-year-old woman. "Go home", he said. Addressing reporters, Trump refused to name white supremacists or any specific group, blaming the violence "on many sides ".

'You pretend that you are patriots but you are anything but a patriot'. He said he was saddened that people were hurt. "We are strongly, strongly against violence in any way shape or form".

"This violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement.

McAuliffe had earlier declared a state of emergency while law enforcement officials worked to disperse the protesters in the college town.

"We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump", he said.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for a "pro-white" rally, and white nationalists promoted the gathering widely. In February, Ku Klux Klan flyers were left on doorsteps of Doylestown homes.