Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Protesters gather in San Francisco, Oakland after deadly crash at Charlottesville rally

Protesters gather in San Francisco, Oakland after deadly crash at Charlottesville rally

Two Virginia State Police troopers were also killed when a police helicopter assisting with the melee crashed outside of Charlottesville. Both men died at the scene.

"Were closely following the awful events unfolding inCharlottesville, Virginia", President Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf course. "Literally in the space of four hours, the word got out, and we had a crowd gather to say that we believe in equality".

"You came here today to hurt people".

"The Richmond FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances of the deadly vehicular incident that occurred earlier Saturday morning", the statement said. "Berke was devoted to our entire family as part of our Executive Protection Unit team for the past three years. If you want to talk about them talk about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who brought our country together", McAuliffe continued.

"I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists", Duke tweeted.

He later offered condolences to the families of the officers killed in the helicopter crash as well as to the family of the woman killed in the auto crash. "You're all among the best this nation produces", Trump tweeted.

The group carried torches at a rally Friday night.

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.

The latter comment came shortly after news broke that one person had been killed and 19 injured when a vehicle plowed into a large crowd of anti-racist protesters.

The driver was later identified by police as James Fields, 20, of Ohio. The auto was allegedly driven by a 20-year-old man from OH who has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr.

According to the Virginia State Police, three other people have been arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, misdemeanor assault and battery and carrying a concealed handgun.

Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday as the events unfolded.

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