2 killed in helicopter crash in Virginia

2 killed in helicopter crash in Virginia

According to the Charlottesville government, one of them was killed in a ramming attack while the two others died in a helicopter crash near the city on Saturday.

A car plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday afternoon.

US 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 and called for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives".

Several people asked users to identify those in the photos and reach out to their employers in a bid to shame the white supremacists publically.

Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counter protesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said.

For his part, President Donald Trump tweeted, "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for".

The Charlottesville government said late on Saturday that over 30 individuals had also been injured during the unrest.

Charlottesville was under a state of emergency at the time of the incident after a day of unrest after white nationalists protested the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee.

Attorney general Jeff Sessions said that the FBI's Richmond field office and Rick Mountcastle, the US Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, would lead the investigation.

The driver was later identified by police as James Fields, 20, of Ohio.

"I thought [the rally] had something to do with Trump".

Bloom said she and her son just relocated to Maumee from Florence, Ky., a Cincinnati suburb.