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. The alt-right protest was also declared as an unlawful assembly.
- The man who police say drove a Dodge Charger into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - killing one woman and injuring dozens more - has been named Saturday night. At least one person was killed while 26 others were injured.
The driver was later arrested, authorities said.
A auto plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday afternoon. "Shame on you." Former US President Barack Obama quoted Nelson Mandela on Twitter: "People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite". A spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center said that 19 others were treated for injuries related to the accident.
The US supremo did condemn violence "on many sides' following a frightful display of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but was blasted for failing to mention rioting neo-Nazis".
Trump said: "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for".
U.S. President Donald Trump broke his silence Saturday afternoon amid violent confrontations between white nationalist groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, tweeting that there was "no place for this kind of violence in America".
"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", Cruz's statement said.
The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of General Robert E Lee, who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War.