YARMUTH: Statement on White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

"We condemn in the strongest most possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". He said in a statement, "Men and women from state and local agencies will be in Charlottesville [on Saturday] to keep the public safe, and their job will be made easier if Virginians, no matter how well-meaning, elect to stay away from the areas where this rally will take place". Hundreds of these, alongside right-wing militia groups, descended on Charlottesville to demonstrate against the removal of a Confederate statue in a city park.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer released a statement referring to Friday's rally as a "cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights".

The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

"The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice", Mr. Sessions said. He also said "there is no place for this kind of violence in America".

Trump said "many sides" were involved in the Charlottesville incidents, drawing fire for not specifically denouncing the far right.

Donald Trump has condemned the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence" in the United States city of Charlottesville after violence erupted at a far-right rally.

Authorities have said there is no indication that foul play was a factor in the crash.

You came here today to hurt people.

The vehicle attack occurred around 1:00 pm, soon after McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city for the clashes between participants in the march and those opposed to it.

"You will not erase us", chanted a crowd of white nationalists, while counter-protesters carried placards that read: "Nazi go home" and "Smash white supremacy".

As of about 12:30 p.m., Charlottesville police reported that one person had been arrested and eight people had been treated for injuries by emergency workers.

And even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a staunch Trump supporter, wrote: "We reject the racism and violence of white nationalists like the ones acting out in Charlottesville".

- February 1: Protesters hurl smoke bombs, break windows and spark a massive bonfire, prompting University of California at Berkeley officials to cancel a talk by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for safety concerns.

Arguing that "both sides do it" deeply misunderstands the hate and intolerance at the core of this "Unite the Right" rally. "Lets come together as one!"

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