One Dead As Car Plows Through Anti-Racist Counter-Protesters In Charlottesville

State of emergency in Charlottesville, Va. as fights erupt at white nationalist rally

"So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated and anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us?" he wrote.

Speaking to Weekend All Things Considered, the city's vice mayor, Wes Bellamy, blamed the white nationalists who he said wanted "invoke terror".

Saturday's chaos claimed the lives of two law enforcement officers, when a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed outside the city.

In another deadly incident, a helicopter crash near Charlottesville hours after the violence had erupted, two people have been killed, according to Virginia state police.

Several US senators from both the Democratic and the Republican parties, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, have also condemned Charlottesville violence as an act of "domestic terrorism".

A white nationalist rally broke out in violence over the planned removal of a Confederate General Robert E. Lee statue.

"There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis", Trump tweeted.

Samantha Bloom, of OH, confirmed details about her son's vehicle and his trip to Virginia, saying she received a text from him last week that said he'd gotten some time off from work and was going to a rally.

The group carried torches at a rally Friday night.

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"I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came to Charlottesville today".

It was met by counter-protesters and events quickly turned ugly, with mass brawls breaking out between them and anti-fascists.

The White House has since clarified in a statement that his condemnation included white supremacists.

In addition to those injured in the auto incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were wounded in other violence related to the far-right march.

The rally's objective was to condemn a decision by the city to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Although a few cars were held up by the march, police said the rally was peaceful and there were no arrests.

Early Saturday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency as violence escalated.

"This represents a turning point for the people of this country", former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke spoke at the rally, "We are determined to take our country back".

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