Auto rams through counter-protesters at far-right event in Virginia

Isaac Cain
August 13, 2017

Police say a auto rammed into a crowd of protesters, killing at least one. "Go home", said McAuliffe at a press conference Saturday evening.

A man is facing a murder charge after a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally in Virginia, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring more than a dozen others, on a day full of violent confrontations.

"The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

"This is a devastating loss for their families, the Virginia State Police, and the entire commonwealth", McAuliffe said.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday issued a statement about the violent white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For his part, US President Donald Trump tweeted: "We all must be united and condemn all that hate stands for".

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White supremacists have clashed with anti-Nazi group in the state of Virginia for the last two days.

Both political officials and regular citizens criticized Trump for not directly and vehemently condemning the actions of the white nationalist groups whose presence caused the violence.

The latter comment came shortly after news broke that one person had been killed and 19 injured when a auto plowed into a large crowd of anti-racist protesters.

Fellow Republicans Chuck Grassley and Marco Rubio are also calling Trump out, the latter saying that it is "very important for the nation to hear [The President] describe events in Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by white supremacists".

His messages came about an hour after first lady Melania Trump addressed the tense protests taking place in Charlottesville. Two police officers were later killed while trying to assist in operations to quell the violence, after their helicopter crashed. He said no injuries were reported due to police encounters.

"This tide of hatred and of intolerance and of bigotry that has come to us, and that has marched down with torches the lawn of one of the founders of democracy, it is brought here by outsiders".

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