UK Stands With US Against Racism Amid Charlottesville Far-Right Rally - May

UK Stands With US Against Racism Amid Charlottesville Far-Right Rally - May

The pattern is plain to see for anyone whose been paying attention.

One woman was killed when a auto plowed into a crowd of protesters. He said some of the injured were in a critical condition.

Other advertised speakers included Tim Gionet, a former Buzzfeed social media strategist who radicalized into white nationalism and was injured at the rally, and Augustus Invictus, a former U.S. Senate primary candidate in Florida for the Libertarian Party and Thelemite who professed to sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood.

The White nationalists descended on the old Confederate city Friday and Saturday, now a progressive-Blue enclave, to thwart the planned removal of its Robert E. Lee statue.

As the counterprotesters were marching along a downtown street, a silver Dodge Challenger suddenly came barreling through the crowd. Injured people lay on the ground as the vehicle backed away.

In a Monday press conference, Charlottesville chief of police Al Thomas Jr. told reporters that police did what they could to keep the situation under control.

Fields was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and the FBI opened a civil rights investigation.

Shortly after the incident, a Virginia State Police helicopter above the rally crashed outside Charlottesville, killing the pilot and a trooper.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence", Trump said. It's what happens when we demonize the other among us.

Trump made the statement after facing criticism over his response to violence in Charlottesville.

"You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent", Trump said. AG Sessions: 'The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice.

And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws.

"I think that speech that brings about violence should never be allowed", the unidentified woman said. The rally leaders, including organizer Jason Kessler - a local right-wing blogger and activist - urged supporters to go home.

This is the same man whose staff has so many alt-right connections and so much support from bigots and neo-Nazis that he probably thinks the White House means it's just for them.

President Donald Trump pauses to listen to a question after signing a memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington.

"We must be clear".

"We can not accept excuses for white supremacy and acts of domestic terrorism".

"Very important for the nation to hear @POTUS describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists", he wrote.

The message was echoed by Colorado Senator Cory Gardner.

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran said on Twitter: "white supremacy, bigotry & racism have absolutely no place in our society & no one - especially POTUS - should ever tolerate it".

"He didn't attack us. Come on. Let's go". Nothing specific against us ... "Really, really good. God bless him", the website read.

But Mr. Trump's comments drew the ire of some fellow Republicans. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation".

His condemnation on Saturday of the "hatred, bigotry and violence from many sides" was another case of his pandering.

"I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president", he said.

Donald Trump is facing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his response to violence at a Virginia white supremacist rally.

At this point, it probably is for the best the President of the United States doesn't even bother trying to comfort people after a tragedy.

It was the latest in a string of confrontations in Charlottesville since the city voted earlier this year to remove the statue.

Heyer was among those gathered in Charlottesville to oppose the neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists making a show of force in Charlottesville.

Will Trump's tirade and refusal to admit any wrongdoing make him unacceptably toxic to some Republicans who do not rely on his base voters for their own jobs?

Meanwhile, numerous rally attendees stood behind barriers officials had put up, waiting for the event to get underway.

Administration officials largely appeared to avoid branding the auto rampage as domestic terrorism, but some experts said it certainly could meet the legal standard.



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