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President Donald Trump condemned the outbreak of violence at an alt-right rally in Virginia saying there was"no place for

Trump condemns 'egregious violence on many sides&apos as car kills one at white nationalist rally

The chaotic scene in the small college city was triggered by the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade and prompted Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency, a decision that sent swarms of police officers in riot gear into the fray in an effort to keep the peace.

"I am furious & heartsick by the auto crash that has injured many", Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a one-time Trump rival, appeared to rally to the president's aid, tweeting that it was "very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists". Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said the driver has been arrested and police are treating the incident as a criminal homicide investigation.

Mayor Michael Signer said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign previous year. Authorities confirmed to CBS News at least four people were hurt from the crash, suffering from injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening.

The deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia have drawn across-the-board condemnation of violence and bigotry, including from US President Donald Trump, but even some Republicans are calling for the president to call out white supremacists by name.

First lady Melania Trump joined the president, saying that "no good comes from violence".

The Rev. Jesse Jackson noted that Trump for years publicly questioned President Barack Obama's citizenship.

Twenty-year-old James Alex Fields Jr was charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run. Celebrating the Confederate cause is a highly inflammatory issue in the U.S. because the Confederate states supported slavery. It has been going on for a long, long time.

Wall Street falls on North Korea concerns
The local currency was trading at 1,145.05 won against the US dollar , down 3.05 won from the previous session's close. Shanghai posted its biggest one-day drop since December while Seoul stocks again ended deep in negative territory.

The protests were between white nationalists, who were protesting the removal of a statue of Civil War Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and counter-protesters.

He then said that the driver of the vehicle was "honking their horn" and then "they were just, like, bulldozing through people".

"Go home", he said.

The rally in Charlottesville resulted in a woman's death as well as other violent confrontations throughout Saturday morning.

"On many sides", Trump said on Saturday.

"There were just a few cars that counter-protesters were blocking", the man said.

The violence we've witnessed today is not who we are as a country.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted, "We reject hate & bigotry in our communities".

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