The auto plowed through the crowed following the shutdown of the "Unite the Right" rally by police after white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" and counter-protesters clashed near Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.
Later this month, alt-right groups are planning to hold two rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco.
The driver whose auto rammed into a crowd near a planned white nationalist rally Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, the USA state of Virginia, is facing charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in a deadly accident.
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.
Field Jr, of OH, has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene.
After the "Unite the Right" rally descended into violence and was subsequently dispersed, a auto plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing at least one person and injuring at least 19 others.
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"The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate", he said. The police of Virginia said that three men had been arrested so far in connection with the events. At least one person was killed while 26 others were injured. "This has been going on for a long, long time". There is no place for you in America'. The far-right protesters focused on the possible removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park in the city.
"We want to stand together for love, and against racism, hate, and violence", the post says. He said the protesters would fulfill the promises of President Trump.
Virginia state police confirmed that Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates were killed in the crash.
President Trump responded to the incident with a speech where he placed blame on "many sides" for the violence and bigotry that occurred Saturday in Charlottesville.
However, the United States president failed to explicitly call out the role of white supremacists in the clashes, which led to strong criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.