Charlottesville terror attack: Trump slammed for blaming 'many sides'

Virginia State Police arrests are being made following the declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville Virginia

Virginia State Police arrests are being made following the declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville Virginia

President Trump was scolded for clearing not condemning white supremacists and other hate groups immediately after a auto ploughed into a group of anti-racists, killing a 32-year-old woman.

The Charlottesville Police Department said in a statement Saturday night that James Alex Fields Jr. of OH also faces three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene.

The city has a population of about 50,000, according to 2010 census.

The chaos that left three dead and dozens more injured over two days boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade. Some have called on President Donald Trump to deliver a more direct statement of disapproval after he spoke out against "this display of hatred, bigotry and violence and many sides". Bloom, visibly shaken, said she knew Fields was going to a rally but didn't know anything about it being connected with white nationalism. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. "I didn't know it was white supremacist".

Governor McAuliffe, meanwhile, took a vastly different approach when addressing folks Saturday evening; he delivered a speech that explicitly blasted the supremacists and neo-Nazis inviting violence in his state."You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but a patriot", McAuliffe said, before adding: "We are stronger than you", he said.

"The time has come for this to stop", the mayor said. But after law enforcement identified the suspect as Fields, a resident of OH, it became clear that the violence came at the hands of a white supremacist.

"I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here".

But unlike the rest of us, who will go to exercise our constitutional right to assembly, and our first amendment right to make our voices heard, Heyer did not end her day of peaceful protest by having a drink with friends, or heading home to watch TV.

The president's daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis".

She demanded the FBI open an investigation into the violence. She blamed him for, instead, giving fuel to the groups' hateful message.

"Violence like this will solve nothing and will only beget more violence and sow more division", said Senator Dianne Feinstein.

In the meantime, a number of President Trump's Republican counterparts in Congress have spoken out, suggesting the president didn't go far enough in condemning the hate groups or labeling the auto assault 'terrorism'. And to be silent in the face of their hatred is to condone it. "What we saw this weekend was a deluge of outsiders trying to intimidate us away from that work". "We can not allow a group of cowards instill fear in our communities", Perez said.

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