Cruz calls for Justice Department investigation into Charlottesville violence

A group of alt-right activists marched through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville chanting

Cruz calls for Justice Department investigation into Charlottesville violence

One of the three people arrested in Charlottesville, Va., during what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists this decade is from Chattanooga, according to Virginia State Police. More protesters gathered to rally against the right-wing demonstrators. One person died and 19 were injured when a vehicle allegedly driven by Fields struck a crowd who were protesting a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalists. The driver, later identified as James Alex Fields Jr.

Police held James Alex Fields, jnr, a 20-year-old white man from OH on charges relating to the auto incident, including second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.

- The man who police say drove a Dodge Charger into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - killing one woman and injuring dozens more - has been named Saturday night.

Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday about the recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia by alt-right protesters stating that "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis".

He said that Trump's statement blaming "many sides" for the violence caused him to "hang his head".

Nineteen people are being treated for serious wounds and five are said to be in a critical condition.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed the casualties and delivered a simple message to white supremacists and Nazis: "Go home".

Officials say the deaths of two people in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia, have been linked to a violent white nationalist rally earlier in the day. The "Unite the Right" rally sought to challenge the city's ordered removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

"Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama - it's been going on for a long, long time", the president said. The white nationalists claimed "white history" is being erased and they're being "persecuted" for being white.

"We agreed that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now".

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