The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.
One woman was killed when a grey Dodge Challenger ploughed into counter-protesters as violent clashes with groups including Nazis and fascists broke out in Virginia. The driver was taken into custody and later identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, while condemning the violence in a statement."I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these [white nationalist] protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours", said McAuliffe. "It has no place in America".
The event comes just hours after a auto smashed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town, killing a 32-year-old woman and sending at least two dozen people to the hospital.
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President Donald Trump condemned the "violence on many sides" and was criticised for refusing to directly denounce the far-right demonstrators.
Nineteen people are being treated for serious wounds and five are said to be in a critical condition. "It's a wrong thing all in itself and it's something we should reject in the strongest terms".
Activist groups called for protesters to congregate Saturday night in downtown Oakland in response to violence during a rally by white supremacists in Virginia that left one woman dead and many injured.
Many said they wanted to send a message to Washington and the White House. "We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump".