People Are Outraged About Trump's Response To Charlottesville Violence

People Are Outraged About Trump's Response To Charlottesville Violence

While officials have not described the incident as a deliberate attack, cellphone video from witnesses shows the vehicle, a gray sports auto, driving at high speed into a narrow street crowded with protesters opposing the white nationalists who flooded Charlottesville for one of the movement's largest protests in several years.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the protest against the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The FBI and federal prosecutors announced Saturday night that a civil rights investigation will be opened into the vehicular death of a 32-year-old woman during a white nationalist rally Saturday.

Small bands of protesters who showed up to express their opposition to the rally were seen marching around the city peacefully by midafternoon, chanting and waving flags.

Though they were outnumbered by hundreds of jeering counter-protesters, the extreme right marchers - some donning the traditional white hood of the notorious white power group - saw their images spread worldwide on social media.

There were hundreds of counter-protesters including Black Lives Matter activists and Princeton professor Cornel West.

A 32-year-old woman was among those killed when a auto ploughed into a crowd, according to Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas, and injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor.

A driver in a silver Dodge Challenger on Saturday plowed through a group of counterprotesters who had rallied against white nationalist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"The hate and the division must stop right now", he said.

The scenes in Virginia were similar to others that happened around far-right protests at Berkeley, California, and Portland, Oregon.

Police broke up Friday's march, calling it "unlawful assembly".

The chief executive called for a "swift restoration of law and order" in Virginia.

And this time the extreme right brought in big names of the "alt-right" movement - which has been emboldened, critics say, by Donald Trump's ascent to the White House - in a bid to attract more supporters.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stronger statement on his Facebook page, saying: "Violence, hate, and bigotry of all kinds must be confronted and condemned". "I urge all people of good will, go home".

James said that "it's sad what's going on in Charlottesville", and he added what appears to be a statement directed at President Donald Trump.

The other was a pilot who transferred to the state police aviation unit last month and was one day away from his 41st birthday.

Counter protesters regroup at Water St., reclaiming their city.