"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 supremacistsmarched 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.