Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday morning "to aid state response to violence at alt-right rally in Charlottesville" as authorities, including police and members of the National Guard, blocked off sections of the city and cleared Emancipation Park, home to the Civil War monument, the Daily Progress reported.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the crash took place near Birdwood Golf Course, about five miles away from violent protests by white supremacists that resulted in at least one dead and dozens injured.
Despite mentioning several things he said were going in the right direction, like unemployment and job creation, Trump said it's important to find out why violence continues. "This has been going on for a long, long time". The president's tweet and statement were quickly questioned and protested. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican and Trump supporter. While the dictionary definition of "riot" doesn't necessarily mean that there is physical violence, it obviously carries a much more unsafe and less respectable connotation to us than "protest" or "rally" or "march", which all carry the connotation (at least to me) of people just exercising their political right.
In Boston, Massachusettes, protesters held signs that read "Unite against racist hate & sexist bigotry". These people are bigots. Violence sits at the heart of their warped belief system. This is not a "conservatives say this, liberals say that" sort of situation.
Virginia State Troopers stand under a statue of Robert E. Lee before a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017.
- "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name".
The city's Mayor Bill de Blasio called the violence by white supremacists "domestic terrorism".
Among them was Republican Sen.
What Trump is doing - wittingly or unwittingly - is giving cover to the sort of beliefs (and I use that word lightly) on display in Charlottesville today. He scolded both sides and treated their offences as being equal.
McAuliffe further indicated that he spoke with President Donald Trump earlier in the day and encouraged a movement in America "to bring people together".
So, that's the big one.
President Donald Trump blamed "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration, drawing swift reactions.
Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a "pro-white" rally to protest the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove the confederate statue from a downtown park. Not my fault, Trump is saying. There were hate groups and hate speech under Obama too! The president's "Make American Great" slogan represented an ingenious play on race, citizenship, and patriotism that offered white voters clarifying reassurance of a political restoration. Trump didn't do that. I have seen many, many tweets about what has happened, but I have not seen it being called a riot. "That's what we want to lead the country". You have made our commonwealth stronger.
"We are determined to take this country back. So when I watch Charlottesville, to me it's very, very sad".