"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.
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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".