13 August, 2017
Groups have gathered across the nation in solidarity against the violence that occurred at a planned white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "That's what we believed in, that's why we voted for Donald Trump".
After an immediate outcry on social media over Trump's "many sides" wording, a White House spokesperson confirmed that Trump meant what he said, since "there was violence between protestors and counter-protestors today". Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama- it's been going on for a long, long time. A startling criticism came from conservative Set.
Mr Trump said: "We condemn this egregious display of bigotry and violence on many side, on many sides".
"No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. No child should ever be afraid to go outside and play".
"The hate and the division must stop right now", he told reporters, speaking in New Jersey, where he is on a working holiday. It's been going on for a long time in our country.
"This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, VA to push their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry", the organization said in a statement. "Trump's not a supremacist", she said. We love our god, our flag. "It's a wrong thing all in itself and it's something we should reject in the strongest terms".
Trump did not take questions following his remarks.
Disturbances began Friday night during a march through the University of Virginia before escalating Saturday. The injuries at that incident were described as serious, but non-life-threatening. Police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly and moved in to disperse the crowds.
State police, Albemarle County police and fire crews are at the scene.
Graphic footage shows the moment Mr Fields Jr allegedly rammed his vehicle into a group of people before reversing and hitting more people.
A grey coloured auto can be seen reversing at high speed after the horror incident.
The driver was arrested.
Then, yesterday morning, confrontations between the nationalists and counterprotesters turned violent with people throwing punches, hurling water bottles and unleashing chemical spray. About 1,000 law enforcement officers and first responders flooded the event.
Trump's comments were blasted by former KKK leader David Duke, who attended the rally and wrote in a tweet: "I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists".