Charlottesville: White supremacist groups clash with anti-far-right protesters, in pictures

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

He has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene. The 20-year-old is from Maumee, Ohio, outside of Toledo.

Virginia state police say the two troopers were killed when their helicopter crashed in a wooded area outside the city, the home of the University of Virginia and the estate of its founder, former US President Thomas Jefferson. Corinne Geller, a Virignia State Police spokeswoman, said the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon.

Governor Terry McAuliffe had harsh words for those attending the rally Saturday after it turned violent.

"There is no place for you here".

He then wrote: "There is no place for this kind of violence in America". More protesters gathered to rally against the right-wing demonstrators.

"We are treating this as a vehicular homicide", the chief said. A silver sedan smashed into another vehicle, then backed up, barreling through "a sea of people".

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, was arrested.

Just before the incident, McAuliffe declared a state of emergency as thousands of white nationalists, neo-Confederates and right-wing protesters, as well as groups that oppose them, clashed at the Emancipation Park, the planned site of the rally.

Several hundred protesters were marching in a long line when a auto drove into them.

This brings the number of deaths connected to the rally to three.

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. White nationalists and counter-protestors reportedly engaged in brawls and members white nationalists attacked counter-protestors with pepper spray. Our message is plain and simple.

"So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated and anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us?" he wrote.

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