Trump Urges Unity As Violence Erupts Ahead Of White Supremacist Rally

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Police have arrested 20-year-old Maumee, Ohio, resident James Alex Fields, Jr. for the crash that killed a woman and injured dozens more at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reports.

Later that afternoon, two Virginia state police officers died in a helicopter crash that officials said was linked to the protests, although they did not clarify the connection. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.

Following deadly violence during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, Twitter users took to the social media site to decry racism by identifying the "white supremacists" present at the rally.

Also Saturday night, the US States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Richmond Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a joint statement calling their probe a "civil rights investigation".

A United the Right rally planned for noon in a park in downtown Charlottesville has been canceled and the racist protesters were forced out.

A car then plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting at the rally.

The Democratic governor said he had spoken to President Donald Trump, a Republican, and twice urged him to bring people together. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Most of the neo-Nazis were young men, according to the Washington Post, who were carrying torches and shouting, "White Lives Matter!" and "Jews Will Not Replace Us!" "It's a wrong thing all in itself and it's something we should reject in the strongest terms".

Trump's condemnation comes one day after her father refused to shame the hate groups - opting to put the blame "on many sides".