Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd

Image    A car that allegedly hit a group of protesters

Trump did not take questions from the media but instead delivered a prepared statement, in which he slammed the "display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" present in Charlottesville, where white nationalist groups are clashing with anti-racism groups.

The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost".

Charlottesville has become a flashpoint for white nationalists following a City Council vote in February to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park formerly called Lee Park. There is no place for you in America.

Mr. Trump said he spoke with Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the phone and agreed "that the hate and division must stop and it must stop right now".

A vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Instead, Trump called for "a swift restoration of law and order" and said the federal government was "ready, willing and able" to provide "whatever other assistance is needed".

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks said President Donald Trump "made it extremely clear" that he condemns the white supremacist violence amid criticism that the president's message wasn't strong enough.

"Go home", he said.

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By far the most serious incident so far came when a auto rammed into a crowd of left-wing protesters walking through the city on Saturday afternoon.

"We stand with the counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, and will continue to fight for justice across the country", the statement added".

"You came here today to hurt people and you did hurt people". The record-sized crowd carried torches though the University of Virginia campus.

A state official said the driver of a auto that plowed into a group of marchers in Charlottesville is in police custody.

As the first modern president to consider racial segregationists a part of his base, Trump remains reluctant to forcefully speak out against racial hatred, thereby sending another signal that ensures that this latest explosion of racial violence will get much worse, before it gets better.

I find it interesting (and frustrating) that most news coverage on this event is calling it either a protest, rally or march rather than what it should have been called: a riot. Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants is what makes us so special, and we will not let anybody come here and destroy it.

On Friday night, hundreds of white nationalists carrying torches and chanting "white lives matter", "you will not replace us", and the Nazi-associated phrase "blood and soil" marched near a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the grounds of the University of Virginia, and were met by counterprotesters.

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