Charlottesville terror attack: Murder charge after man rams car into crowd

Charlottesville protests Car driven into a crowd

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At least three people were killed and 35 injured in violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

Violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend, and on Saturday a man with alt-right ties was arrested and charged with murder on suspicion he purposefully rammed his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring 19.

The rally's objective was to condemn a decision by the city to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. White nationalists and counter-protestors reportedly engaged in brawls and members white nationalists attacked counter-protestors with pepper spray.

According to the Associated Press, it was not immediately clear how the crash was connected to the rally.

Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday about the recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia by alt-right protesters stating that "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis".

A 32-year-old woman died after a auto plowed through a crowd.

The impact hurled people into the air. The driver was taken into custody and later identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio.

"It was more of a lot of the same that I think we've seen", Signer said. The white nationalists claimed "white history" is being erased and they're being "persecuted" for being white.

"Angelenos and people everywhere condemn these acts of hatred, and are deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries suffered today", Garcetti said.

The crash is being investigated and it remained unclear if it was connected to the protests. "But to be honest, this is not about Donald Trump". "This has been going on for a long, long time".

The auto attack occurred around 1pm, soon after McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city for the clashes between participants in the march and those opposed to it. After the violence on Saturday, McAuliffe, called on the protesters to leave his state. Virginia officials, including Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, condemned the gathering and urged everyone to go home.

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