Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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

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

A Republican senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, tweeted "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name".

Before the rally could even begin, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and other far-right figures began brawling with large numbers of anti-racism protesters in the streets of the college town. Heyers was one of the counterprotesters marching in jubilation near the mall after the white nationalists dispersed from the scene. Despite endorsing the president during the 2016 election, Duke appeared to be putting political pressure on Trump to backtrack his comments. Some rightists have claimed allegiance to him.

Trump said "many sides" were involved in the Charlottesville incidents, remarks that drew fire for not specifically denouncing white nationalists. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides'.

At one point, a auto sped forward through a march of counterprotesters, mowing down people, including one woman who was killed.

The attacker was identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields from Ohio. As a result of the attack, one woman was killed and 19 people were injured. Two Virginia state patrol troopers later died in a helicopter crash while assisting in the city's response to the protests.

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Also before the statement, Sen.

The White House has since clarified in a statement that his condemnation included white supremacists. You came here today to hurt people. "We will not stand for their hate".

The "Unite the Right" rally sought to challenge the city's ordered removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

"My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her", Heyer's childhood friend Felicia Correa, who spoke on behalf of the victim's mother, told the Daily News. He did not specify when.

The man accused of ramming a vehicle into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville was photographed that morning holding a shield with the emblem of a white supremacist group.

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In addition to those injured in the auto incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were wounded in other violence related to the far-right march.

"There are two words that need to be said over and over again ― domestic terrorism and white supremacy", he said. "There is no place for you in America".

The Charlottesville violence is the latest clash between far-rightists and the president's opponents.

Counter protests broke out after videos emerged of the protesters making Nazi salutes and chanting racist slogans.

A former leader of the Ku Klux Klan says the alt-right rally in Virginia was inspired by President Trump.

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