One Dead in Violence in Charlottesville, Two Others Die in Chopper Crash

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

“Evil has come to our town.” That’s the message from Charlottesville officials who say that now three people are confirmed dead in the racially charged violence that erupted in the city today. Scores of others were injured. The driver of a car that rammed into a crowd of people killing one woman has been arrested. The police chief says that the crash is a being treated as a homicide investigation. The 32 year-old woman who was hit and killed was simply crossing the street and has not been identified. The other two fatalities happened in a State police helicopter crash that happened near the site of the protests.

The incident came after The Governor had declared a state of emergency for the city after clashes between white nationalist and Nazi groups and counter-protestors.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a statement. ” I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours. The actions I have taken are intended to assist local government and restore public safe. The Governor told the protestors to go home.

Earlier President Trump spoke about today’s violence. In televised remarks, President Trump remarked on the “terrible events” and condemned “in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides, on many sides. “This has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama — it’s been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.”

A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can against a white nationalist demonstrator at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Rescue personnel help an injured woman after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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