Trump Signs Veterans Affairs Legislation as He Condemns Violence in Charlottesville

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The event comes just hours after a vehicle smashed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town, killing a 32-year-old woman and sending at least two dozen people to the hospital.

The planned rally had already been shut down following bottle-throwing clashes between alt-right demonstrators, counter-protesters, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and supporters of Black Lives Matter. At least one person was killed while 26 others were injured.

Trump tweeted a call for unity in response to the initial reports of violence.

Three were killed and dozens were injured amid what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument. Later a helicopter responding to the violence crashed outside the city, killing two state police troopers. Our message is plain and simple: "go home", McAuliffe told a news conference. "There are children watching what's happening in the streets today and it's impacting them, both black and white".

"This violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement.

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The US supremo did condemn violence "on many sides' following a frightful display of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but was blasted for failing to mention rioting neo-Nazis".

"This tide of hatred and of intolerance and of bigotry that has come to us, and that has marched down with torches the lawn of one of the founders of democracy, it is brought here by outsiders".

U.S. President Donald Trump broke his silence Saturday afternoon amid violent confrontations between white nationalist groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, tweeting that there was "no place for this kind of violence in America". The driver was taken into custody, according to police.

They were protesting against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Ana Navarro said: "This is not "many sides".

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