Driver of auto that plowed into crowd protesting white nationalists identified

Driver of auto that plowed into crowd protesting white nationalists identified

A 20-year-old OH man James Alex Fields Jr., 20, has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run after driving a auto into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist demonstration in the city where the University of Virginia is located.

James Alex Fields flunked out of basic training, the U.S. Army told Fox News.

"She was a strong woman who had passionate opinions about the equality of everyone and she tried to stand up for that", Heyer said, adding that he was still in shock over his daughter's death. The suspect, James Alex Fields Jr. of OH, did not have the funds to hire a private attorney, but NBC 12 said that the local public defender could not represent him because he was related to one of Fields' alleged victims. The auto rampage, which also injured 19 people, was an "unequivocally and unacceptable evil attack", he said on ABC.

John Green, past commandant of the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard, said Monday it appears his group must now raise money to fix the 105-year-old statue damaged during a Sunday protest after the deadly weekend violence in Virginia.

"Absolutely, I have regrets", the police chief said of the "tragic, tragic weekend" during which a counter-protester was killed and two state troopers died in the crash of a police helicopter.

"We were hoping for a peaceful event", Chief Al Thomas said.

Her fervor for helping the disenfranchised spurred the young Heyer to walk the streets of Charlottesville, protesting white nationalists who seek to protect the status of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Fields is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.

A vehicle drove into a group of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. "It meets the definition of terrorism".

Trump said "anyone who acted criminally" during the violence would be held "fully accountable".

"Our Founders fought a revolution for the idea that all men are created equal".

The issue of Confederate monuments in the US - they are predominantly located in the US South, but can be found all over the country - has been a point of contentious debate since at least 2015, when 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black people at a historically black church in SC. "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together".



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