Troopers killed in Virginia police helicopter crash identified

Troopers killed in Virginia police helicopter crash identified

While officials have not described the incident as a deliberate attack, cellphone video from witnesses shows the vehicle, a gray sports auto, driving at high speed into a narrow street crowded with protesters opposing the white nationalists who flooded Charlottesville for one of the movement's largest protests in several years.

Charlottesville police identified the driver as 20-year-old James Alex Fields of OH and charged him with second-degree murder and other crimes.

Witnesses said it looked like the driver meant to mow down people. Fields and another arrested are not from the state of Virginia. This was showcased by this riot not only in the way that it's being talked about, but also in the lack of police presence. He said the city of Charlottesville and McAuliffe violated the court ruling because they "didn't like the outcome".

Shortly after, a Virginia State Police helicopter that officials said was assisting with the rally crashed outside Charlottesville, killing the pilot and a trooper. You think about the patriots today, the men and women who are wearing the cloth of our country, somewhere around the globe, they are putting their life in danger. "We're gonna fulfill the promises of Donald Trump", Duke said in an interview with The Indianapolis Star on Saturday in Charlottesville.

"You will not erase us", chanted a crowd of white nationalists, while counter-protesters carried placards that read: "Nazi go home" and "Smash white supremacy."U.S. President Donald Trump, on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, condemned the violence and urged Americans to "come together as one".

"It is racists and white supremacists".

Republican Orrin Hatch, who has served as a senator for 40 years, referenced his brother, who was killed in World War II. "No child should ever be afraid to go outside and play".

The president said he had a conversation with McAuliffe and would provide any federal support needed to help the state. Trump's appeal, as both candidate and president, rests on his ability to empathize with the roiling pain and grief felt by tens of millions of white Americans who feel abandoned by this nation's great promise. But, the emphasis of "on many sides" - Trump repeated that phrase twice - is, I think, the low ebb.

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He added that hate and division in the country must stop, but that it is not linked to his presidency because it has "been going on for a long, long time".

According to a news release, clergy and community members will speak at the rally, which they're calling United in Love, to "demonstrate that Allentown is a city where hate is not welcome". "So we want to the get this situation straightened out and we want to study it and we want to see what we're doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen". He lashed out at Trump for his remarks, a fact the New York Times neglects to note in its article about the criticism of the president.

Earlier Saturday, an altercation broke out during the "Unite the Right" rally. The injuries at that incident were described as serious, but non-life-threatening. After the riots the police have declared the action illegal and used tear gas to disperse the troublemakers.

Observers quickly latched onto Trump's statements and slammed him for not explicitly rebuking the #UniteTheRight white nationalist rally that was called in response to a plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Video of the crash shows a gray sports auto speeding down a street full of pedestrians before slamming into the back of a stopped vehicle. The auto had an OH license plate and the driver was promptly arrested.

Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which track extremist groups, said the event has the potential to be the largest of its kind in at least a decade.

A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white supremacist rally in downtown Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, ratcheting up the tension in an increasingly chaotic confrontation in this usually quiet college town.

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