Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Two troopers dead after Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville

Two troopers dead after Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville

Rescue workers assist people injured when a vehicle rammed through the crowds.

Terry McAuliffe had a strong message Saturday to the white nationalists behind a rally that degenerated into violence with protesters that eventually killed one person and injured 35 others: "Go home and never come back".

"The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice", Mr Sessions said.

This tweet coincided with Charlottesville preparations to spur massive white nationalists' protests amidst attempts from force-enforcement bodies to limit them.

Friday night white nationalist organizations from around to the country descended onto Virginia to protest the ordered removal of former confederate general Robert E. Lee's statue from Virginia State Grounds.

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Mr Trump said: "We condemn this egregious display of bigotry and violence on many side, on many sides".

Heather Heyer died when a auto rammed into a group of people who were protesting the presence of white supremacists who had gathered in the city for a rally. Police say the 20-year-old was taken into custody and now faces second-degree murder charges.

The mayor of Charlottesville blamed the nation's intensifying political divisions for the violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters that left three dead.

Virginia State Police confirm that a helicopter has crashed near Charlottesville, Virginia, report a helicopter crashed, killing two people.

In a brief appearance, US President Donald Trump condemned the violence and "hate" in the city.

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Shortly following the violence, the area surrounding the statue was cleared by law enforcement. Mayor Mike Signor announced the death on his Twitter account and urged people to "go home".

The Democratic governor said he had spoken to President Donald Trump, a Republican, and twice urged him to bring people together.

Ana Navarro said: "This is not "many sides".

Although the focus of the white supremacists ostensibly was on preserving symbols of the confederacy, there were overt expressions of Nazi sympathy, including swastika flags, and signs that said "The Jewish media is going down".

Buzzfeed is now reporting that a auto drove into a group of anti-racist protesters, injuring at least 19 people.

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