1 dead, 19 injured after crash near rally in Charlottesville

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The helicopter went down close to where right-wing groups and counter-protesters converged Friday night and Saturday.

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally. "Lets come together as one!"

I just got off the phone with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now.

Kessler said this week that the rally is partly about the removal of Confederate symbols but also about free speech and "advocating for white people".

An AFP journalist at the scene witnessed demonstrators, some clad in militia uniforms, throwing punches and hurling bottles even before the official 1600 GMT (12am Sunday Malaysia) rally start time. Virginia State Police will be assisting local authorities, and a spokesman said the Virginia National Guard "will closely monitor the situation and will be able to rapidly respond and provide additional assistance if needed".

"It is now clear that public safety can not be safeguarded without additional powers, and that the mostly out-of-state protesters have come to Virginia to endanger our citizens and property", McAuliffe wrote in a statement on his emergency declaration.

However, after a number of fights broke out in the early morning, the city declared a state of emergency ordering police to shut down the rally.

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Others did not mention Trump directly but did condemn the marchers, many of whom carried Nazi flags and similar regalia.

A large police force was in the area as the result of violent white supremacists rally and counter-protest on Saturday. This has been going on for a long time in our country. "No good comes from violence".

In response to the crisis, House Speaker Paul Ryan called the views of the white nationalists "repugnant", and called for Americans to unite against "this kind of vile bigotry". He interrupted the event to talk about how groups violently clashed and a 32-year-old woman died Saturday after a auto plowed through a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Several political figures, including President Donald Trump, took to social media to promote unity as a country.

"Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus", Signer said.

But Democrats as well as some Republicans were quick to call out Trump's language and apparent failure to single out white nationalists, who had organized Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally.

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