Charlottesville mayor confirms 1 death, urges protesters to 'go home'

Image    A car that allegedly hit a group of protesters

The person who died when a auto smashed into the crowd, there were also the pilot and a passenger in a state police helicopter that crashed outside the city, Xinhua quoted Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as saying.

"Go home", he said.

"Mr. President, do you want the support of these white nationalist groups who say they support you, Mr. President?"

"Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle declaring a local state of emergency, the University of Virginia is cancelling all scheduled events and programming today effective at noon", the university said.

A auto driven by a suspected white nationalist plowed into a crowd in what many people believe was a deliberate act of terrorism against the counter demonstration.

McAuliffe's pointed reaction was contrasted with President Trump's blame of "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville.

In the afternoon, President Donald Trump "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for". The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and murder have no place in a civilized society. However, here we have a group of white supremacists and literal Nazis who are starting fights and throwing torches, and this is somehow still only being called a protest/rally/march. The white supremacists are opposed to the removal of a statue of the traitor to the union, confederate general from Robert E. Lee from a city park.

You came here today to hurt people. But, when they do happen, we need the person we elected to lead us to, you know, lead us. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other", Trump said.

A reporter shouted a question to Trump about whether he had spoken out strongly enough against white nationalists but the president made no comment. Police took a man into custody as the subject of a homicide investigation, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said.

"These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism". You will not succeed.

The seething hatred among the rioters in Charlottesville is frightening and painful to witness.

In New York City, Union Square was packed with people holding signs, some of which read "No To Racism and Bigotry" and "Impeach".

Some members of Trump's own party called on the President to specifically cite the Charlottesville tragedy as a terror attack, or to call out white nationalists. More protesters gathered to rally against the right-wing demonstrators. "The white supremacist violence on display in Charlottesville this weekend is an affront to everything this country represents".

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