James Alex Fields Jr. Identified as Driver Who Crashed into Counter Protestors

Police identified Fields as the suspected driver of a auto that rammed through the crowd of people protesting the white supremacist rally, killing three people and injuring dozens of others.

Authorities arrested a 20 year old man for allegedly plowing his vehicle into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, VA.

The 20-year-old man was taken into custody following the deadly crash on Saturday afternoon.

The tragedy occurred doing a day marked by violence, as white supremacists descended upon the college town by the hundreds and thousands of counter-protesters blocked their way.

A bystander captures the moment a auto slams into a crowd at a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Graphic video of the crash showed a gray sedan plowing into pedestrians and then two other stopped cars.

In an emotional news conference, Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe sent a message to the white nationalists who held the rally.

Unite the Right is an Alt right/White nationalist rally taking place at Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park) in Charlottesville, VA.

Fields Jr. allegedly killed one and injured over a dozen others in the incident.

The Washington Post reported that the silver 2010 Dodge Challenger involved in the crash was registered to Fields.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer has urged protesters and counter-protesters to leave.

Charlottesville officials said two people were treated for serious injuries after fights broke out earlier in the leadup to the rally that city officials declared an "unlawful assembly".

McAuliffe said that he spoke with Trump on Saturday and twice told him that "there has got to be a movement in this country to bring people together".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", Trump said.

But some of the white nationalists cited Trump's victory as validation for their beliefs, and Trump's critics pointed to the president's racially tinged rhetoric as exploiting the nation's festering racial tension.

Vanessa Coleman

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