Video shows car hitting crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville

Richard Spencer attends an alt-right rally with torches in background at the University of Virginia

Richard Spencer attends an alt-right rally with torches in background at the University of Virginia

Police say a vehicle rammed into a crowd of protesters, killing at least one. During a press conference after the clashes, McAuliffe confirmed that three people have been killed in the city.

The death toll includes two Virginia State Police officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near Charlottesville.

That continued on Saturday, when he took to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump in the wake of protests and fighting that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier in the day.

Officials said the crash was related to the rally.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday afternoon he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".

White supremacists have clashed with anti-Nazi group in the state of Virginia for the last two days.

The 20-year-old man, identified as James Alex Fields Jr., is from Maumee, the mid-west state of OH, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer also decried the violence and characterized the white nationalists as "outsiders".

" I don't believe that hate is increasing, I think that there has been hateful people out there all along and I think that in today's climate, they feel embolden", says Reverend Richard Hendricks, from Metropolitan Community Church. He said they are not white supremacists and are only interested in free speech.

"Go home", he said. "Lets come together as one!"

Rioting broke out in the centre of the town after a group of white supremacists protested the removal of a statue to the pro-slavery Civil War general Robert E. Lee.

Republican Delaware Senator Cory Gardner, in a tweet, told the president "we must call evil by its name". Marco RubioMarco RubioNew GOP immigration bill would drastically increase border surveillance: report All eyes should be on Nikki Haley McConnell, Trump point fingers MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.

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