US: Car drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed

US: Car drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed
US: Car drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed
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13 Agosto, 2017

Police also said a helicopter crash that killed two Virginia state troopers outside Charlottesville was linked to the rally.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", Trump said in a statement from Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is spending his summer vacation.

"Mr President - we must call evil by its name", tweeted Republican Senator Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group charged with helping to get Republicans elected to the Senate.

Video on social media and photographs showed the car hit a large group of counter-protesters, sending some flying into the air.

James actively campaigned for Trump's opponent in last year's presidential election, Hillary Clinton, and was an avid supporter of Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, was arrested. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

US: Car drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed
US: Car drives into counter-protestors at white nationalist rally, woman killed

On Facebook, the Virginia State Police confirmed two people were killed in the crash. "I place the blame on a lot of what you're seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president".

The rally was originally meant as a protest over the planned removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

"The FBI has been supporting state and local authorities throughout the day".

The crash happened just a few hours after a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the white nationalist rally.

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency and police in riot gear moved people away.

At least one person was seen lying on the ground receiving medical treatment from the incident which involved three vehicles, according to the city's police department.


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