Demonstrations were held all over California to show solidarity with the victim who was killed after a auto plowed into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
State police and the Virginia National Guard moved in on the park after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. During the chaos, one person was killed and 35 others injured when a auto rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters.
Even members of Trump's own party have called him out for the inadequacy of his response, with Republican senator Cory Gardner calling on him to "call evil by its name" and condemn today's attack as domestic terrorism.
A 32-year-old woman was among those killed when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd, according to Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas, and injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor.More news: Mattis says United States wants diplomatic solution for N. Korea
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"Sometimes, there are people trying to sound self-righteous when really, the president made it extremely clear - all of us condemn this horrifying tragedy", Franks said. Later a helicopter responding to the violence crashed outside the city, killing two state police troopers.
The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. "I really hope that can happen", Kelly said.
Many protesters "express beliefs that directly contradict our community's values of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect", Teresa Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia, said in another statement released hours before the rally.
Although the focus of the white supremacists ostensibly was on preserving symbols of the confederacy, there were overt expressions of Nazi sympathy, including swastika flags, and signs that said "The Jewish media is going down". "There is no place for you here". He says he's also encouraging people to go home. Police have since said the attack was premeditated and the driver is in custody.