One of three arrested during Charlottesville rally is from Chattanooga

Charlottesville protests Car driven into a crowd

Charlottesville protests Car driven into a crowd

Hundreds of counter-protesters were marching in the Bay Area to decry racism in the wake of deadly violence that erupted at a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Earlier in the day, thousands of far-right protesters clashed with groups that opposed them ahead of a "Unite the Right" in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Three people were killed and dozens injured Saturday in the small college town in Virginia after tensions boiled over at a white supremacist rally. He's identified as a 20-year old white man from Maumee, Ohio.

Helicopters were reported flying overhead in Charlottesville as Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade. "The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and murder have no place in a civilized society".

The incident occurred after a white nationalist group gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederal Civil War General Robert E. Lee while other groups arrived for a counter-protest.

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

A 32-year-old woman was killed when a auto drove into a crowd of counter-protesters and at least 19 people, 5 are in critical condition, after a vehicle drove into a crowd amid violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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"Sometimes, there are people trying to sound self-righteous when really, the president made it extremely clear - all of us condemn this horrifying tragedy", Franks said. "We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump".

However, the United States president failed to explicitly call out the role of white supremacists in the clashes, which led to strong criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.

"Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts".