Driver charged with killing 1, injuring many others identified in Charlottesville violence

Virginia State Police arrests are being made following the declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville Virginia

Virginia State Police arrests are being made following the declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville Virginia

According to the Associated Press, police helicopters were seen flying above the protests Saturday. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation ... and really, I say this so strongly, true affection for each other".

Police ordered crowds to disperse before noon. The vehicle crashes into the rear of another auto as people are heard screaming. "It has no place in America", Trump said in a video statement.

"We had folks who came here to cause mayhem and chaos and mischief that resulted in three fatalities here in the city of Charlottesville", city manager Maurice Jones said at a news conference.

President Donald Trump responded to the situation, initially on Twitter, condemning the violence: "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for".

Charlottesville has become a flash point for both white nationalists and protesters seeking to counter them following a City Council vote in February to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park formerly called Lee Park. McAuliffe called the violence "unacceptable" and declared a state of emergency and the National Guard aided in policing the event.

Mr Signer said: 'I'm not going to make any bones about it.

Two state troopers are dead after a Virginia State Police chopper crashed into a wooded area outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, the site of a deadly clash between white supremacists and counter protesters. First Lady Melania Trump tweeted her thoughts before anyone in the White House. "No good comes from violence".

The city announced earlier this week that the rally must be moved out of Emancipation Park to a larger one, citing safety reasons.

Up to 6,000 white nationalists had been expected to attend the "Unite the Right" rally.

The bamboo-wrapped beacons are decidedly nonwhite, having roots in Polynesian and Hawaiian cultures - a fact that white-nationalist marchers might not have meant to highlight.

Hundreds of people are facing off in Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the Virginia city's downtown.

The rally prompted counter-protests that continued throughout Saturday, ultimately ending in bloodshed after a driver rammed his vehicle into pedestrians.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis, members of the "alt-right", and other groups who believe white Americans are being persecuted will gather for the Unite the Right rally in the park, formerly known as Lee Park, on Saturday.

A university spokesman said one person was arrested and several people were injured.

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