Trump slams bigotry 'on many sides' as violent far-right rally leaves 3 dead, 20 injured

At least three people have died and 20 more injured following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and ensuing clashes with anti-racist counter-protesters, prompting US President Donald Trump to condemn “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

Most of the casualties came as a car deliberately plowed into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters on Saturday near the site of the white supremacists’ rally in the college town as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a State of Emergency and urged city residents to stay away from the protest event.

State police also attributed a helicopter crash outside Charlottesville, that killed two of its troopers, to the violent rally but did not elaborate on how the two incidents were linked.

An anti-fascist counter-protester hurls a newspaper box toward white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” during the “Unite the Right” rally outside Lee Park August 12,…

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