A car plowed into a crowd that was peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally, killing one person and injuring 19.
President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences for the two officers minutes after the crash - but did not make any comment on the death of the 32-year old woman earlier in the day. But some, including a growing group of Republican and Democratic senators, have implored the president to specifically denounce white supremacists.
A spokesperson for University of Virginia Medical Center said early Sunday morning that the hospital was still treating five victims of the incident in critical condition, four in serious and another ten in fair or good condition, CBS reported.
"White nationalists, white supremacists, they're not a part of anybody's base".
Mr Trump's national security adviser, Lieutenant General HR McMaster, said the President had been "very clear" that "we cannot tolerate this kind of bigotry". Like every institution, the scientific community has the responsibility to reject the legacy of racial oppression that still haunts us today, and get to work for justice.
He was then hit in the jaw by a counter-protester and chased away as tensions exploded in Virginia. About two hours later, a gray Dodge Challenger rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters walking down a street in downtown Charlottesville.
"We are determined to take our country back", Duke said from the rally, according to Vox. "And to begin healing as a community".
James Alex Fields Jr, 20, from Ohio, was nicked in connection with the horror crash. Virginia State Police say they've made three arrests in connection with the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
The leaders of All Saints Church in Pasadena announced a special prayer vigil Saturday evening to proclaim "solidarity against white supremacy".