Protesters call for Oakland demonstration against white supremacy


Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after fighting between neo-Nazis and counterprotesters raged all night and into the morning in Charlottesville, Va.

"It's sad what's going on in Charlottesville". They gathered in Richmond, Virginia to protest at the proposed removal of monuments harking back to the Confederacy - a group which opposed the abolition of slavery and sparked the U.S. civil war.

One person was killed and nineteen others were injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a vehicle plowed through a group of counter-protesters who were demonstrating against an alt-right and white nationalist rally.

The woman was killed after police say 20-year-old James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters as they walked in the opposite direction on the street.

Two Virginia state police officers were also killed in a helicopter crash outside Charlottesville as they were monitoring the protests from above. But my message is clear: "We are stronger than you". "Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth", McAuliffe said at a press conference Saturday.

Mr Trump put out a tweet condemning "violence" and "hate" - although he did not specify that he was talking about the white supremacists, attracting criticism on Twitter.

TV pictures showed one of the fights erupting when the anti-Nazi protesters approached the white supremacists with what looked like a wooden banner.

The governor, who is a Democrat, said he had spoken to President Trump, and twice urged him to begin a movement to bring people together.

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"Go home. You are not patriots".

Trump made no reply to a reporter's shouted question whether he had spoken out strongly enough against white nationalists.

He made his remarks just minutes after a auto rammed into anti-fascist protesters - killing one and injuring 19.

The protests were between white nationalists, who were protesting the removal of a statue of Civil War Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and counter-protesters.

Far-right author David Duke has said that white nationalists will "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump", calling a massive rally in Charlottesville "a turning point".

"The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice".

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a one-time Trump rival, appeared to rally to the president's aid, tweeting that it was "very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists".