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Three killed in violent clashes at white supremacist rally in Virginia

13 August 2017, 06:08 | Jodi Jackson

Three killed in violent clashes at white supremacist rally in Virginia

Three killed in violent clashes at white supremacist rally in Virginia

Rescue workers and medics tend to many people who were injured when a vehicle plowed through a crowd of anti-facist counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Two Virginia state policemen were killed on Saturday when a helicopter in which they were riding crashed after assisting in efforts to quell clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville.

Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement saying, in part, "The vile beliefs of the perpetrators of this violence insult our fundamental American values and must be condemned in the strongest terms".

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Officials told the Associated Press the crash was linked to the rally, although they did not elaborate on how the crash was connected.

His comments were criticised for not specifically denouncing the white supremacists while condemning the "display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".


The president's silence had been noticeable Friday night, as a few hundred tiki torch-bearing white supremacists - mostly young men - paraded through the University of Virginia campus while chanting racist taunts and flaunting Nazi paraphernalia. The driver, identified as James Alex Fields, Jr., is being charged with second degree murder and multiple other felony counts. The goal of the controversial event was to unify the far-right wing and "affirm the right of Southerners and white people to organize for their interests", according to its Facebook page. Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth.

President Trump's remarks were panned by members of both political parties, who said the white nationalists, neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates were at fault for the violence.

A gray auto with OH license plates hit a crowd near the city's downtown mall, killing a 32-year-old woman.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler organized Saturday's rally to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

The violence we've witnessed today is not who we are as a country.

"Multiple injuries are reported".



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