FBI probe underway into Charlottesville white nationalist rally violence

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In response to the violence, the Bucks County, Pennsylvania group Rise Up Doylestown organized a candlelight vigil set to take place on State and Main streets in Doylestown at 7 p.m. with the goal of taking a "stand against the white supremacy, violence and hatred taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend by white supremacist Neo Nazis".

Virginia State police stand guard at the crime scene where a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia August 12, 2017.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Saturday slammed the white supremacists and neo-Nazis right-wing groups in Charlottesville and asked all of them to go back home.

"I didn't know it was white supremacist". "It is now clear that public safety can not be safeguarded without additional powers, and that the mostly-out-of-state protesters have come to Virginia to endanger our citizens and property", McAuliffe said in a statement posted to Twitter. The driver has been identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for a "pro-white" rally, and white nationalists promoted the gathering widely. "Blood and soil" was a phrase commonly used by the Nazis to hail their ideas about racial superiority and traditional rural life.

Two people were confirmed killed on Saturday evening after a police helicopter crashed in the north west of the town.

"To proclaim that white people are superior to anyone else for any reason or that violence in defense of such a hateful notion is repugnant and intolerable", the guild said.

"The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice".

President Donald Trump tweeted condolences to the troopers' families earlier Saturday.

Charlottesville was under a state of emergency at the time of the incident after a day of unrest after white nationalists protested the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee.

The Ku Klux Klan is an extremist hate group denounced across the world. "You are not wanted in this great commonwealth". Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama.

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