President Trump on Saturday strongly condemned the turbulence in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed violently with counterprotesters, leaving one person dead and more than 30 injured.
Trump was speaking just moments after Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said a person had died when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters. Shocking video of the incident showed the gray vehicle speeding into the group at high speed before reversing itself. The driver was later arrested with charges pending, police said. City officials said 19 people were injured from the crash, in addition to 15 other injuries related to the rally.
“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of goodwill — go home,” Signer said.
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