Protests Erupt Across the Country Against Violence in Va. White Nationalist Rally

Protests Erupt Across the Country Against Violence in Va. White Nationalist Rally

The event comes just hours after a auto smashed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town, killing a 32-year-old woman and sending at least two dozen people to the hospital.

Ironically, Trump's statements regarding the rally were blasted by many on the left for not denouncing white nationalists in strong enough terms.

The Associated Press reports officials are linking the crash and the violence in Charlottesville.

So people did it for him. He said the protesters would fulfill the promises of President Trump. "Having watched the horrifying video of the auto deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism", the statement said. "Lets come together as one!"

Among the dead were two people - Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates - on a Virginia State Police helicopter that had been assisting with policing the rally.

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The President's words contrast starkly with those of Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, who angrily addressed the "white supremacists and Nazis" who came to the state for the protest, saying: "Go home ..." Santa Ana demonstrator Spencer Kelly said he has an adopted brother who is black and has felt uncomfortable since Trump won the election.

A suspect, identified as 20-year-old James Fields from OH, has been detained on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer (D) on Sunday ripped President Trump's response to violent clashes in the city that were spurred by a white nationalist rally.

Groups of white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Police took a man into custody as the subject of a homicide investigation, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said.