Killed After Helicopter Crashes In Charlottesville

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A chaotic scene has now erupted as the injured are treated in the street.

At least one person was killed and 19 others were injured Saturday when a vehicle rammed into a group of counter-protesters during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Things continued to escalate Saturday morning between "Unite the Right" rally supporters and counter-protesters, ultimately leading officials to declare a state of emergency.

Trump, on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, had meant to speak briefly at a ceremony marking the signing of bipartisan legislation to aid veterans, but he quickly found that those plans were overtaken by the escalating violence in the Virginia college town.

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

"We are going to fulfil the promises of Donald Trump".

While calling for restoring law and order, the president has not referred to the violent acts during the demonstration as terrorism. "And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time", he said.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he and the first lady considered both men their close friends.

Thirty-five people overall were treated for injuries by city personnel, Thomas said, and 14 of those were hurt in "individual engagements" as violence flared amid the white nationalist rally and counter-protests.

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White supremacists have clashed with anti-Nazi group in the state of Virginia for the last two days.

He did not answer questions from reporters after signing the bill, such as a reporter's request for an explanation of what Trump meant by "many sides". The auto had an OH license plate and the driver was promptly arrested.

Virginia state police said one of their agency's helicopters crashed Saturday outside Charlottesville, killing two troopers.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer stated, "I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here".

Responding to a tweet in which Trump called on citizens to 'condemn all that hate stands for, ' Duke blasted back: 'So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated & anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us?'

"She demanded the FBI open an investigation into the violence".

Right-wing protesters clashed with counter-demonstrators before the Unite the Right rally.

"We're about love and unity, not hate".

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