Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd

Protesters clash in Charlottesville VA

Protesters clash in Charlottesville VA

There didn't seem to be any other cars stopping him from going.

Tonight's rallies like this one are condemning the white nationalist rally that began this morning in Virginia and the death of a counter protestor after witnesses say a vehicle drove into the group. There has been no sign that this was linked to the violence, however.

Groups of white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and were met by counter-protesters, leading to violence that began Friday night and continued into Saturday. "Please all-go home to your families". You are not wanted in this commonwealth. You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but patriots", he said, adding, "We are stronger than you.

"You came here today to hurt people, and you did hurt people", McAuliffe said.

Franks joined Jeanine Pirro on Fox News on Saturday evening after President Trump made a statement calling the white supremacist rallies "a display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".

Among the organizations joining the white nationalist protest were Vanguard America and Identity Evropa; the Southern nationalist League of the South; the National Socialist Movement; the Traditionalist Workers Party; and the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights.

David Duke, a former leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, was in Charlottesville for the rally, according to his Twitter account.

It was not clear why the suspect was in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia's flagship campus.

He told reporters that he had just spoken to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., and "we agreed that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now". Celebrating the Confederate cause is a highly inflammatory issue in the U.S. because the Confederate states supported slavery.

He drew bipartisan criticism for not denouncing white nationalists and Nazis by name.

Senator Marco Rubio, also a Republican, wrote on Twitter that it was "very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists".

"Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, it's been going on a long time". In Jenkintown, Montgomery County, a little more than two dozen people gathered at the town square. "And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time", he said.

He said those who brought burning torches to Virginia's lawns "belong in the trash heap of history".

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