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Ivanka Trump denounces white supremacy, neo-Nazis after Charlottesville

Ivanka Trump denounces white supremacy, neo-Nazis after Charlottesville Ivanka Trump denounces white supremacy, neo-Nazis after Charlottesville
Tobias Pedroso | 13 Agosto, 2017, 20:37

On Saturday, more white supremacists, white nationalists, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis gathered for a "Unite the Right" rally in downtown Charlottesville's Emancipation Park, in order to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The car ramming killed a 32-year-old woman and wounded 19 people, including some with life-threatening injuries. He was arrested and charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death, according to police.

Helicopters were reported flying overhead in Charlottesville as Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", said Trump.

Several people asked users to identify those in the photos and reach out to their employers in a bid to shame the white supremacists publically.

Samantha Bloom of Maumee, Ohio, confirmed details about her son's car and his trip to Virginia, saying she received a text from him last week that said he'd gotten some time off from work and was going to a rally.

The helicopter pilot, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, Virginia, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, 40, of Quinton, Virginia, died at the scene of the crash in Albemarle County, the state police said in a statement included in a Twitter message sent by NBC29 of Charlottesville.

Police said they believe the incident was deliberate.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer also decried the violence and characterized the white nationalists as "outsiders". "I place the blame on a lot of what you're seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president".