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Dead During Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

Dead During Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

The FBI and federal prosecutors announced Saturday night that a civil rights investigation will be opened into the vehicular death of a 32-year-old woman during a white nationalist rally Saturday.

In a statement given after the attacks, Trump spoke to the media and decried "violence on many sides".

Donald Trump has strongly condemned the ongoing violence in Virginia and said that a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives is vital.

Later that afternoon, two Virginia state police officers died in a helicopter crash that officials said was linked to the protests, although they did not clarify the connection.

UVA Medical Center said one person died and 19 others are being treated for injuries after a auto plowed into a crowd of demonstrators. They have nothing to do with President Donald Trump's victory last November, which occurred because white swing voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin who previously voted for Barack Obama twice went for Donald Trump this time. Police would return in full riot gear a short while later and the state's National Guard was put on standby.

Several pedestrians were struck Saturday in a three-vehicle crash in Charlottesville, Virginia, where police were dispersing demonstrators from a white-nationalist and right-wing rally, the Virginia State Police said on Twitter.

Closer to home, the two best-known contenders in the St. Pete mayor's race, Rick Baker and Rick Kriseman, each condemned the events that have unfolded in Charlottesville. It has been going on for a long, long time.

The violence prompted First Lady Melania Trump to call for an end to the clashes, tweeting: "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts".

He added there is no place for this kind of violence in America.

We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. "There are no other "sides" to hatred and bigotry".

"• Police began to break up crowds shortly before noon after city officials declared the gathering an "unlawful assembly". No good comes from violence".

The state's governor blamed neo-Nazis for sparking the unrest in the college town of Charlottesville where rival groups fought pitched battles using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue to a Confederate war hero.

In July, the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in the city's Justice Park where they were met by thousands of counter-protesters.