Charlottesville mayor urges protesters to 'go home' following violence

James Alex Fields Jr. was charged with one count of second degree murder, 3 counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident resulting in a death.

A 20-year-old Maumee man is being held in connection with the attack on a crowd of protestors Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, media reports say.

Demonstrators are still staging rallies around the city, and reports say a vehicle crashed into a group of protesters.

A 32-year-old woman died when a auto was driven into the crowd during the anti-rally protest earlier today.

Saturday's Unite the Right demonstration was greenlighted by the authorities as a rally against the removal of confederate general Robert E. Lee monument from a local park.

The AP is also reporting a Virginia state helicopter crash that killed two people near Charlottesville was related to the rally.

The Associated Press confirmed that the driver has been arrested.

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.

The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead.

However, the planned protest and rally quickly degenerated into a violent riot after torch-wielding white nationalists and white supremacists marched through Charlottesville chanting "unite the right" and "white lives matter" Friday night, setting the stage for Saturday's violent riot.

Some members of Trump's own party called on the President to specifically cite the Charlottesville tragedy as a terror attack, or to call out white nationalists. Sen. "I told him to be careful". He said he thinks removing the statue amounts to erasing history and said the "counter-protesters are crazier than the alt-right".

The vehicle that struck the crowd of counter-protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville was purchased from a Greater Cincinnati auto dealership and last registered in OH, online records show.

Vanessa Coleman

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