Charlottesville police confirmed one dead and 15 injured after a neo-Nazi driver targeted protesters and crashed into them.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
August 12, 2017
Charlottesville, Virginia – On Saturday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) during a press conference sent out a stronge message to White supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis to go home and that their hatred and bigotry was not welcome in the state. The Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) confirmed that a 32-year-old woman was killed and 15 others were injured when a suspected White neo-Nazi plowed his car into protesters causing a three vehicle crash on Water St. and 4th St. The 32-year-old deceased victim was identified as Heather Heyer, a paralegal for the Miller Law Group in Virginia.
Maurice Jones, the City Manager for the City of Charlottesville confirmed three fatalities due to anti-racist protests on Saturday.
Another 19 people were reported injured during protests at the Emancipation Park rally. Charlottesville Police Department Chief of Police Al Thomas says that one suspect (neo-Nazi) was taken into custody in connection with a deadly crash that claimed the life of a woman.
The suspect was identified as James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Maumee, OH and was charged with one count of second-degree murder.
President Donald Trump on Saturday failed to name or condemn White nationalists, neo-Nazis and the KKK as domestic terrorists.
Trump supporters and White nationalist (neo-Nazis) on Friday marched with lighted torches to promote hate, racism and bigotry at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville chanting “You will not replace us…Blood and Soil…White Lives Matter.”