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Charlottesville driver arrested by police

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Sammy Stanley | 13 August, 2017, 20:21

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency and halted the rally, while United States President Donald Trump said "many sides" were involved in the incident. The group also reported vandalism to "Hate Has No Home Here" signs that were put up in yards throughout the neighborhood.

A vehicle traveling at a high speed plowed through a crowd during protests against a white supremacist gathering, killing one person and injuring at least five.

The driver has been identified as James Alex Fields, 20, of OH, according to CNN.

Part of what made the case become a federal one was that the chief suspect, 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr, crossed state lines, travelling from OH to Virginia. Our message is plain and simple - go home! "These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism". "If you want to talk about them talk about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who brought our country together", McAuliffe continued.

Attorney general Jeff Sessions said that the FBI's Richmond field office and Rick Mountcastle, the US Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, would lead the investigation.

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Officials told the Associated Press the crash was linked to the rally, although they did not elaborate on how the crash was connected. A Virginia State police helicopter that was responding to the situation in Charlottesville crashed on Saturday, killing two officers on board.

"I don't think violence is the correct way to voice your opinion", Haley Wilt said.

The Detroit City Council is condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying city leaders will work to embrace "our differences that make us stronger".

President Donald Trump drew sharp criticism on Saturday for not singling out white nationalists when he condemned the violent clashes that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump made a statement to the media earlier today, but he has been slammed for failing to denounce or even specifically mention any of the white supremacist groups involved in the demonstration, which was billed as a Unite The Right rally.

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