Illinois Officials React to Violence at White Nationalist Rally in Virginia

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

As violent skirmishes at the rally escalated during the day, Trump, before the attack by auto, tweeted: "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for". "We are stronger than you.There is no place for you in America".

Fellow Republicans slammed Trump's lack of directness and attempt to inject moral equivalence into the situation of chaos and terror.

"We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home", he said on Twitter. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. The impact sent bodies flying and left many sprawled in the streets, lying in pools of blood. "These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism", tweeted Sen. This kind of violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated. They are some of the same forces that helped to put him in the White House. Richard Blumenthal with crying "like a baby" and needle media outlets by name.

Two people also died when a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed near the violence in Charlottesville, federal officials said.

- "Trump comments were good". People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. At least one was killed, with many others hospitalised. Michael Bennet, reacting to Trump's remarks about the violence in Virginia.

First lady Melania Trump joined her husband in condemning the violence, as did the President's homeland security and counterterrorism aide, Thomas Bossert.

"We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for", the President wrote. This is the same guy who screamed at Barack Obama for eight years, begging him to say the words "radical Islamic terrorism".

"The atmosphere that's been created by this administration created the incidents that have happened over the last 48 hours", Johnson said.

The violence that broke out during a demonstration in Virginia has been building for months during a series of confrontations between white nationalists and people who oppose them.

"What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives", he said. "I want to thank all law enforcement personnel in the area for their commitment to protecting this community and the rule of law". Presidents and administrators need to figure out how to respond to harmful speech "by doing the job of a university", he said: fostering constructive debate. "We have so many great things going on in our country, when I watch Charlottesville, to me it's very, very sad".

A bystander captures the moment a vehicle slams into a crowd at a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

After the election, in a November 2016 interview with The New York Times, Trump disavowed the movement and said he did not intend to energize the alt-right.

Marianna Sotomayor reported from Charlottesville, and Ariana Brockington reported from NY. "Many of them are actually part of the problem", Gallego added.

Kessler said this week that the rally is partly about the removal of Confederate symbols but also about free speech and "advocating for white people". "We are going to come back here often".

Earlier on Saturday, Duke called the rally a "turning point" saying that protesters would fulfill the promises of Trump's candidacy.

University leaders need to "make it clear that this country is facing a serious internal threat from racism and other forms of bigotry, and it's violent, and it's coming right at us" he said. In a series of subsequent tweets, Clinton implicitly called out the President for his failure to specifically condemn the white nationalists who organized the event.

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie condemned the "racism and violence of white nationalists" and said "Everyone in leadership must speak out".

Matthew Heimbach, an IN resident who has risen to prominence IN the white nationalist movement, was also a key figure.

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