Twitter reacts to Charlottesville violence - and Trump's response condemning 'many sides'

The person who died when a car smashed into the crowd, there were also the pilot and a passenger in a state police helicopter that crashed outside the city, Xinhua quoted Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as saying.

Earlier in the day, Charlottesville police said James Alex Fields Jr., 20, has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses over the ramming attack perpetrated amid the violence, Sputnik reported.

"The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate", Cruz's statement said.

Events in Charlottesville appeared to have calmed down late Saturday afternoon, with small groups of demonstrators continuing to peacefully march and wave flags.

The white nationalist group initially gathered in Charlottesville to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee while other groups arrived for a counter-protest.

Celebrities, citizens and politicians from both sides of the aisle slammed Trump for failing to condemn the obvious and dropping the ball on moral leadership.

Jelani Cobb added: "Trump denouncing hate, but in such a way that you don't know if he's talking about white supremacists or the anti-racists in Charlottesville".

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the cause of the crash had not been determined.

Republican President Donald Trump is facing criticism for not acknowledging that white supremacists were responsible for the violence. Watch the clip to hear what they had to say. "I place the blame on a lot of what you're seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president".

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