Justice Department launches civil rights investigation into Charlottesville violence
13 Августа 2017, 08:07 | Brandon Parsons
NCCharlottesville people hit by car as one driver makes off from the scene
Policesaid the helicopter was helping law enforcement officers monitor the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. The alt-right protest was also declared as an unlawful assembly.
The "Unite the Right" rally included white nationalist and other far-right groups protesting Charlottesville's plan to remove relics of its Confederate past, such as a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
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.
- The man who police say drove a Dodge Charger into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - killing one woman and injuring dozens more - has been named Saturday night.
Several hundred protesters were marching when the vehicle appeared to deliberately drive into a group of them, The Associated Press reported.
Virginia's Governor is condemning the people behind the violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Saturday.
The rally organizer who would only give his first name of Steven, said his group is not connected to the groups responsible for yesterday's violence down south.
Authorities have arrestedJames Alex Fields Jr. of OH on suspicion of ramming his auto into pedestrians, killing one, a 32-year-old woman, reportedly a paralegal named Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 more.
U.S. Rep. Trent Franks said President Donald Trump "made it extremely clear" that he condemns the white supremacist violence amid criticism that the president's message wasn't strong enough. At least 35 people in total have been reported injured in the violence today.
We'll bring you more as information becomes available. On Saturday afternoon, a Virginia State Police helicopter assisting in monitoring the protests crashed in Albermarle County.
Republican politicians were among those who said it was inexcusable of the President not to denounce white supremacy. David Duketold reporters in Charlottesville that the rally was a turning point in fulfilling Trump's promise to take America back.
In response to the violence, the Bucks County, Pennsylvania group Rise Up Doylestown organized a candlelight vigil set to take place on State and Main streets in Doylestown at 7 p.m. with the objective of taking a "stand against the white supremacy, violence and hatred taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend by white supremacist Neo Nazis".
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