Three people were killed and 19 others injured during a white nationalist rally in the U.S. state of Virginia, turning a day of violent demonstrations into a tragedy, the media reported.
In addition to those injured in the vehicle incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were wounded in other violence related to the far-right march. He is in custody and will be charged with criminal homicide.
Three people have died as mass brawls broke out between white supremacists and anti-fascist protesters at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The death toll climbed to three in link with violent white nationalist rally held on Saturday in Charlottesville, a historic college town in the US state of Virginia, police said. A group of protesters also gathered in San Francisco.
Brennan Gilmore, a 37-year-old who works for a start up, shot the footage and said he heard tires squealing before he saw a gray Dodge Charger build up speed and ram the crowd.
A woman died and 19 people were injured when a auto rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally there. Video showed some bodies flying in the air.
President Trump spoke Saturday as unrest grew from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. No injuries were reported from interactions with police, he said.
The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. You are not wanted in this commonwealth. Shame on you. You pretend that you're patriots, but you are anything but a patriot.
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The driver of the auto has been arrested, according to law enforcement officials. Witnesses said it looked like the driver meant to mow down people.
Fistfights and screaming matches erupted Saturday, barely 12 hours after a scuffle Friday night at the nearby University of Virginia between torch-bearing demonstrators and counterprotesters.
In a statement issued after the president's news conference, the White House defended Trump's use of "many sides", saying that he "was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides".
Senator Ted Cruz, who lost a campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee, has called for the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute the incident as an "act of domestic terrorism". My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.
"Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville. But my message is clear: We are stronger than you".
"It has no place in America".
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday, urging unity among Americans.
These counter-events are being held in direct response to the violence incited at Saturday's so-called "Unite The Right" rally, which was attended by thousands of white supremacists, armed militia groups and Ku Klux Klan members, as well as anti-racist counter-protesters.