Police identify 2 dead in helicopter crash near Charlottesville

A police cruiser shown amid protests and counter-demonstrators descended on the small city of Charlottesville Virginia Saturday. WCAV via CBS News

A police cruiser shown amid protests and counter-demonstrators descended on the small city of Charlottesville Virginia Saturday. WCAV via CBS News

USA hospital officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, say one person was killed and 19 were injured on August 12 by a vehicle that plowed through a crowd protesting against a rally of white supremacists and far-right activists. "Shame on you" McAuliffe said after a violence erupted during the "Unite the Right" rally claimed three lives and injured at least 34 others.

The incident is under investigation but police say that foul play is not suspected.

USA federal investigators said yesterrday they have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances that led a driver to plough a auto into a crowd while white nationalist activists and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville.

The Saturday rally was organized by a far right group to protest a plan to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee and call for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments.

USA president Donald Trump condemned "in the strongest possible terms" what he called an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after the clashes and called for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives".

Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday about the recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia by alt-right protesters stating that "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis".

A suspect, identified as 20-year-old James Fields from OH, has been detained on suspicion of second-degree murder.

A auto plowed into a group of the counterprotesters Saturday, killing a 32-year-old woman and leaving 19 others hurt.

The turbulence began Friday night when white nationalists carried torches though the city's university campus in what they billed as a "pro-white" demonstration. Our message is plain and simple. On Saturday afternoon, a Virginia State Police helicopter assisting in monitoring the protests crashed in Albermarle County.

In another tweet, the convicted felon and two-time presidential candidate also needled Trump for abandoning what Duke sees as some of the president's key supporters: "So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated & anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us?"

Addressing reporters, Trump refused to name white supremacists or any specific group, blaming the violence "on many sides".

Given what happened Saturday in Virginia, city leaders in Boston are concerned about potential violence for the upcoming rally.

The violence we've witnessed today is not who we are as a country.

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