Virginia AG challenges Trump's 'many sides' comment on Charlottesville violence

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Given what happened Saturday in Virginia, city leaders in Boston are concerned about potential violence for the upcoming rally.

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after fighting between neo-Nazis and counterprotesters raged all night and into the morning in Charlottesville, Va. While a group of counter-protesters were walking through the streets, a silver Dodge Challenger charged through the crowd, smashed into another vehicle, backed up and then barreled back out of the street.

However Herring joins several other lawmakers, including Republicans, who criticized Trump for failing to label the violence as white nationalism and for condemning violence "on many sides". "You're talking about people who are saying that hate's not okay, kindness matters, and then they get killed for it", Detwiler said. Two police officers were later killed while trying to assist in operations to quell the violence, after their helicopter crashed.

"We are treating this as a vehicular homicide", the chief said.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the top law enforcement official in the country, said "the violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice".

Many said they wanted to send a message to Washington and the White House.

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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.

"Go home. You are not patriots".

Although the focus of the white supremacists ostensibly was on preserving symbols of the confederacy, there were overt expressions of Nazi sympathy, including swastika flags, and signs that said "The Jewish media is going down". The driver was taken into custody, according to police.

Earlier, US president Donald Trump tweeted that "we ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for".

It's unknown if the two incidents are related, but police have arrested and charged James Fields, a 20-year-old man from OH, in connection with the auto ramming.

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