August 21, 2017

State of emergency declared in Charlottesville over white nationalists rally

13 August 2017, 05:12 | Christie Tate

Torch-wielding white nationalists descend on UVA for 'Unite the Right' rally

Last month KKK members and other white nationalists rallied in Charlottesville Va. ´╗┐calling for the protection of ´╗┐Confederate monuments. A similar rally is planned for Saturday

At least one person was killed in Virginia on Saturday after white nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators and a auto plowed into a crowd near the scene of the earlier melee, the mayor of Charlottesville said.

The helicopter crash happened a few miles outside of Charlottesville and it was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

A state of emergency was declared in the city of Charlottesville because of street violence, ahead of a planned march by white nationalists.

"I'm hearing 9 people hit now".

McAuliffe had a pointed message for the right-wing groups that flocked to Charlottesville on Saturday: "Go home".

"You are not wanted in this great commonwealth".

He also responded to a tweet by first lady Melania Trump - whose comments on Charlottesville preceded her husband's - in which she said that "no good comes from violence".

Witnesses reportedly told local media that the chopper was seen flying low over homes in the area before going down in the area of golf course. A White House spokesperson later doubled down on the equivocation, saying that the president condemned "violence, hatred and bigotry from all sources and sides".

VIRGINIA A hospital official says one person has died and 26 were injured after a vehicle plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville.

Five people suffered critical injuries and four had serious injuries from the vehicle strike, the University of Virginia Health System said.

Jason Kessler, who organized Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally, said he doesn't consider himself to be a white nationalist.

The driver has not been identified at this time. "Nor is there any doubt that we, as a city, have an obligation to protect those rights, the people who seek to exercise them, and the broader community in which they do". Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) both urged the president to use the words "white supremacists" and to label the violance a terrorist attack.

IL thrill rides to face tests for permits
Wristbands for fair rides that open Monday at 4 p.m. run $18 and a discounted $12 on Wednesday's family night. All the rides at the State Fair are thoroughly checked before they are made available to the visitors.

The "alt-right" movement is characterized by a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism, according to The Associated Press.

"We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together", the president said in remarks before signing the Veterans Affairs Act in Bedminster, New Jersey.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" exchange volleys of pepper spray with counter-protesters.

The Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously to allow the police chief to declare a curfew.

"I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here".

Mayor Michael Signer said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign a year ago.

A white nationalist rally turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12.

In the afternoon, a silver sedan driving at high speed plowed into the crowd before reversing along the same street.

A rally in Emancipation Park in Virginia around the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ended before it began, as authorities shut the event down due to violence.

Members of a self-described militia, dressed in camouflage and armed with long guns, said they meant to keep the peace between opposing protesters. Police have not offered any details on the auto incident. An NBC reporter on the scene said that six ambulances had arrived on the scene and later departed. "I couldn't talk for awhile", he said. The National Transportation Safety Board and Virginia State Police are investigating the crash. They were at a park protesting the removal of a Confederate statue.

A auto ran over a group of counterprotesters.

Other News

Trending Now

Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson lamented how time slips away
Brian Wilson , founder of The Beach Boys and friend of Campbell , said he was broken up to hear about his death . The real highlight came when Campbell sang his signature song, " Gentle On My Mind ", written by John Hartford .

The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara to Showrun The Dark Tower TV Series
Whenever " The Dark Tower " almost gets away with its absurdities, it's usually because of McConaughey's Man in Black. Variety has sources detailing clashes between director Nikolaj Arcel , Sony Pictures, and Media Rights Capital (MRC).

Hero iPad steers Apple to surprisingly strong results
But more importantly, its forecast for the current September quarter - when the next, big iPhone launch is expected - is strong. Service revenues , which cover everything from the App Store to Apple Pay, reached a record $7.3 billion (up from $6 billion).

John McCain Wants Immigration Reform, But Is That Possible in Trump's America?
In a written statement, Trump said the bill "encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate". "It is a problem". But with so few details at this stage, it is hard to say how difficult of a lift Ryan and McConnell will face.

Venezuelan Election Results 'Tampered With' According to Voting Tech Company CEO
The remaining members were elected by people from certain social and industry groups (like students, pensioners or workers). Maduro has blamed the country's woes on what he calls US imperialism and its supporters inside Venezuela.

Kenya's Newly Re-elected President Calls For Calm As Violence Grows
Supporters took to the street to celebrate whilst his opponents protested in parts of the capital and west of the country. The deaths occurred on the outskirts of Kisumu, a city where opposition leader Raila Odinga has strong support.

Breastfeeding can boost economies and save children's lives
During breastfeeding, antibodies and other germ-fighting factors pass from a mother to her baby and strengthen the immune system. By six months, only 34% of UK babies are receiving any breast milk, compared with 49% in the United States and 71% in Norway.

Flake: I'll Pick My Battles Against Trump
Those are very strong words coming from any politician but especially from a conservative Republican. John McCain from the right previous year , nearly immediately announced a primary challenge to Flake.

Sri Lanka's Test squad for third Test against India
Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha attempted to survive the final hour against a Sri Lankan attack that gradually found its radar. His last global stint was in T20I cricket in February this year, when India hosted England for a full-fledged tour.

Explosion injures 6 at Minneapolis school
The Minnehaha Academy Upper School is located at 3100 West River Parkway in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis . Fire crews extinguished the blaze and remain looking to remove any people who might be trapped, officials added.