Sessions denounces racial bigotry, hatred as FBI probes Charlottesville deadly car ramming

Angelica Greene
August 13, 2017

Authorities at the University of Virginia Medical Center confirmed the death following the auto attack as well as the 19 it injured and who are being treated there.

One person has died and 19 people have been injured after a vehicle ploughed through hundreds of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in the US state of Virginia.

The FBI said in a statement late Saturday that it is collecting facts and evidence in an ongoing investigation.

Before the rally could even begin, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and other far-right figures began brawling with large numbers of anti-racism protesters in the streets of the college town.

President Donald Trump condemned what he called an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after violence at a rally in Charlottesville led to three deaths.

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Charlottesville vehicle crash causes multiple injuries
Reacting to the clashes, Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville. A state official said the driver of a vehicle that plowed into a group of marchers in Charlottesville is in police custody.

In Oakland, California, a flier for the solidarity event circulated on social media reads, "Charlottesville, We Got Your Back" and "Bay Area United Against White Supremacy".

Earlier in the day, Charlottesville police said James Alex Fields Jr., 20, has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses over the ramming attack perpetrated amid the violence, Sputnik reported.

The mayor of Charlottesville blamed the nation's intensifying political divisions for the violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters that left three dead. Our message is plain and simple: Go home. In response, a man from OH plowed down anti-white-supremacist protesters with his auto. Marco RubioMarco RubioNew GOP immigration bill would drastically increase border surveillance: report All eyes should be on Nikki Haley McConnell, Trump point fingers MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.

Officials said one person was killed and at least 26 others were injured and treated at local hospitals. "Lets come together as one!"

Republican President Donald Trump is facing criticism for not acknowledging that white supremacists were responsible for the violence.

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