FBI, federal prosecutors launch civil rights investigation into Virginia violence

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

One woman was killed and at least 19 were injured Saturday when a auto crashed into a crowd of peaceful protesters leaving a "Unite the Right" rally that officials declared an "unlawful assembly".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", said Trump.

More than one hundred demonstrators marched in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, chanting "no justice, no peace", and waving signs that read "solidarity with Charlottesville", "white silence equals violence" and "stop white terrorists".

So people did it for him.

Kessler, a local blogger and activist, said in an interview Saturday evening that whoever drove a vehicle into a group of counter-protesters "did the wrong thing". Police also said a helicopter crash that killed two Virginia state troopers outside Charlottesville was linked to the rally.

'But my message is clear: we are stronger than you.You will not succeed.

In the wake of the attack, Donald Trump made a brief statement from his private golf club in New Jersey, where he is on vacation for the next two weeks. However, white nationalist leader Richard Spencer reportedly vowed that they would gather again for a future protest against the city's decision to remove a bronze statue of pro-slavery Confederate General Robert Lee in the Emancipation Park. "Shame on you", McAuliffe said at a press conference Saturday. Our message is plain and simple: "Go home", the Democratic governor said.

Trump was criticized Saturday for failing to more forcefully denounce members of the far-right after violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia left one person dead.

President Donald Trump on Twitter expressed his condolences: "Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today".

United States 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".

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