Suspect accused in deadly crash at Charlottesville rally from Ohio

13 August, 2017, 14:44 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Some were seen holding shields as skirmishes took place

On many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country.

President Trump responded to the deadly protests in Charlottesville, demanding everyone come together.

"I don't want to energize the group, and I disavow the group", Trump told a group of Times reporters and columnists during a meeting at the newspaper's headquarters in NY.

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.

It would be interesting to know whether the Democrats - e.g., Chuck Schumer - who are attacking Trump for not singling out white nationalists had anything to say about the left-wing thugs who rampaged through Washington, D.C. on the day of Trump's inauguration, or about any other instances of thuggery by these anti-Trump radicals.

Trump tweeted several more times after the press event, offering support to the city of Charlottesville and the police but still declining to critique the violence in more explicit terms.

As events in Charlottesville, Va., unfolded Saturday, political leaders used Twitter to respond to the violent confrontations that began Friday night - at a "Unite the Right" rally that pitted members of the alt-right, Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups against anti-racism counter-protesters - and turned deadly the next afternoon when a auto plowed into a group of pedestrians.

The people gathered in Charlottesville this weekend are white supremacists, driven by hate and intolerance. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. "This hate and its terrorism must be confronted and defeated".

Cory Gardner, who reprimanded President Donald Trump and urged him to "call evil by its name".

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Counter-protesters wore shirts and carried signs for the Black Lives Mattermovement and other groups. Chuck Grassley of Iowa referred to white nationalists and called the violence "homegrown terrorism".

Trump, as a candidate, frequently came under scrutiny for being slow to offer his condemnation of white supremacists. "On many sides", Trump said.

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, added that the president's job is "moral leadership".

In his statement, Malloy accused Trump of "silent complicity", citing the phrase "On many sides".

That quickly drew a response from Trump supporter and former Klan leader David Duke, who attended the event.

"We have so many incredible things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me it is very, very sad", he said. I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. I mean "we're renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country"?

Politicians on both sides of the aisle agreed that such speech, which included racist and anti-Semitic slurs, should be condemned.

Ryan tweeted that the views expressed in the city were "repugnant" and "vile bigotry". He ignored reporters' shouted questions, including whether he wanted the support of white nationals who have said they backed him or if the auto crash in Virginia were deemed intentional, would it be declared to be terrorism. A motive has not been released by authorities. The witness described the incident as "absolutely intentional". The white supremacists are opposed to the removal of a statue of the traitor to the union, confederate general from Robert E. Lee from a city park.

The city announced earlier this week that the rally must be moved out of Emancipation Park to a larger one, citing safety reasons. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama.

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