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We have to heal the wounds of our country, says Trump

14 August 2017

While the name of the victim had not been released Saturday night, police identified the suspect arrested in the car-ramming incident as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio. Flanked by other men in white polo shirts and khaki trousers, he was seen holding a shield with the racially-charged insignia of the Vanguard America hate group. Two people on board - pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates - died at the scene.

Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer blamed Mr Trump for inflaming racial prejudice during his presidential campaign past year. Authorities said the attack killed one woman and injured 19 other people.

On Saturday, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was met with protest from those who opposed racist messages. He said they are not white supremacists and are only interested in free speech.

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But he was criticised for not condemning the far-right fully enough but Republican supporters as well as Democrats. The three men are facing various charges, including assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

"We're going to show how the alt-right, Nazism, white supremacy are not who we are", Huffman said.

More than 100 are planning to attend a peaceful vigil at 6 p.m. today on Penn Square in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted over removal of a Confederate statue.

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The President said that "what is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives".

Hundreds of counter-protesters were marching in the Bay Area to decry racism in the wake of deadly violence that erupted at a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Trump did not specifically mention any of the white supremacist groups behind the Unite the Right" rally.

Signer said that Trump needed to define the vehicle attack specifically as an act of terrorism.

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Several US senators from both the Democratic and the Republican parties, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, have also condemned Charlottesville violence as an act of "domestic terrorism".

We have to heal the wounds of our country, says Trump