Virginia governor slams white supremacists: 'Go home, shame on you'

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has condemned the violent white supremacists who descended upon Charlottesville, telling them to “go home.”

“I have a message for all the white supremacists, and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple: Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you,” McAuliffe said at a press conference Saturday.

Earlier in the day, thousands of far-right protesters clashed with groups that opposed them ahead of a “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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A woman died and 19 people were injured when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters. Late in the afternoon, a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed south-west of the city, leaving two troopers dead.

People receive first-aid after a car  ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, August 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

A suspect, identified as 20-year-old James…

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