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A 32-year-old woman was killed Saturday and 19 others were injured, five of them critically, when a car rammed into a group of counter-protesters during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.

 

A helicopter crash that killed the pilot and a passenger later in the afternoon outside the university town also was linked to the rally by State Police, though officials did not elaborate on how the crash was connected.

 

At a late afternoon news conference, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said that 35 people had been injured in various confrontations during the rally and made a point of saying that none of those involved his officers. Thomas also said that the car crash was being treated as an act of "criminal homicide."

 

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. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

 

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, told the Associated Press several hundred counter-protesters were marching when "suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound." A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through "a sea of people."

 

The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.

 

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran told the Associated Press that the driver of the car, a man, was in custody. Moran did not provide the driver's name.

 

The crash occurred approximately two hours after clashes in which hundreds of people scramed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other ahead of the scheduled noon demonstration. 

Adressing those who he called "the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesvillle today," Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told them to "go home."

 

"There is no place for you here," McAuliffe said. "There is no place for you in America ... Go home and never come back."

 

Hours earlier, President Donald Trump condemned "in the strongest possible terms" what he called an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after the clashes. He called for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives."

 

Hours later, Trump tweeted condolences to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash — who he identified as Virginia state troopers — and the unidentified woman who was killed by the car.

 

 

Video of a silver dodge charger plowing into the crowd

 

Helicopter crash at golf course tied to violent clashes in Charlottesville

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Article: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/12/emergency-declared-ahead-unite-right-rally-in-virginia.html

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And trump sidestepped calling the neo Nazis out.... He might as well of congratulated them for job well done.... Because that is how they will take his words.... David Duke warned trump  that white people at this really elected trump into office and that Trump better remember that fact.... Guess he scared trump  with that watning

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Ivanka Trump: 'No place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis'

 

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The day after deadly protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. following a “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally, Ivanka Trump called on Americans to come together and said there was “no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”

    1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.
    — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 13, 2017

    2:2 We must all come together as Americans -- and be one country UNITED. #Charlottesville
    — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 13, 2017

 

Ivanka Trump calling out “racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis” is the most specific language used by a member of the Trump family. Following an eruption of violence in the college town where one person was killed and 19 people were injured after a car hit protesters leaving a rally.

On Saturday afternoon, President Trump condemned the violence but blamed “many sides.”

Republicans and Democrats called on the president to specify the groups that had been involved.

Trump “missed an opportunity to be very explicit here," Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said on Fox News Sunday.

The white supremacist groups “seem to believe they have a friend in Donald Trump in the White House… I would urge the president to dissuade them of the [idea] that he is sympathetic to their cause.”

“We need more from our president on this issue … it’s up to him to correct the record here," Graham continued.

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, was one of the first Republicans to say Trump needed to "call evil by its name" Saturday.

"This president has done an incredible job of naming terrorism around the globe as evil., radical Islamic terrorism ... he has said and called it out time and time again and this president needs to do exactly that today, call this white supremacy, white nationalism evil,” Gardner said on CNN State of the Union Sunday. "Let the country hear it and let the world hear it. It's something that needs to come from the Oval Office."

“I wouldn’t have recommended that statement. I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists,” said Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director, on ABC’s This Week, “It’s actually terrorism, whether it’s domestic or international terrorism with the moral authority of the presidency you have to call that stuff out.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urged the president to say "white supremacy is an affront to American values."

    Repeat after me, @realDonaldTrump: white supremacy is an affront to American values. #Charlottesville
    — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 12, 2017

 

As of Sunday morning Trump had still not specifically condemned white nationalism.

"The president has been very clear, we cannot tolerate this kind of bigotry, this kind of hatred. And what he did is he called on all Americans to take a firm stance against it," said Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. "The president called out anyone who is responsible for fomenting this kind of bigotry, hatred, racism and violence. I think the president was very clear on that."

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are Orthodox Jews and observe the Sabbath, which begins Friday night at sundown and runs through Saturday at sundown. During that time they do not engage in social media.

 


 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/08/13/charlottesville-ivanka-trump-condemns-white-supremacy/562903001/

 

 

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3 hours ago, dMog said:

white people at this really elected trump into office and that Trump better remember that fact....

If it's so it was the liberal media to began with that  made them think this, there the ones who played the race card and it backfired on them , it was none of his doings. Seems you fall right in there with his supporters  and believing everything you read . What a poor example using a backwoods idiot  like  David Duke to represent White America.  .

 

White America helped put Obama  in the white house too and you need not forget it ..Racism did not put Trump in the there , him saying he was going too bring jobs back did.

 

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Why is it the  staff jumped  on us for talking about politics? But people like you get away with it everyday do you got some kind special deal worked out with them that says your allowed too talk about  politics and were not? And I did not speak up too talk about them i spoke up too set the record straight about all this fake news painting  people as raciest when there just a small minority of white people in the USA. I can't stand people who dont even have a vote in my country too talk about US politics based on the garbage  they read on the internet and have no idea what we be thinking . You're being raciest against  white people and the USA in one comment.

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