Cell phone video from Charlottesville, Va. shows a speeding vehicle crashing into a second car and causing a reaction crash that killed one person, and injured many more. It happened during a white nationalist rally in the city. (Aug. 12)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Protest rallies were planned across the nation Sunday while Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe denounced right-wing extremists and spoke of healing at a local church service one day after a Unite the Right demonstration here exploded in deadly violence.
“I see a future that is brighter,” McAuliffe told a worshipers at First Baptist Church. “I see a future where every single child, no matter where you were born, how you were born or who you love, has the same opportunities in our great society.”
A woman, identified by city officials as Heather Heyer, 32, was killed Saturday when a car slammed into counter-protesters peacefully marching away from the scene of the initial violence. Two state troopers died when their surveillance helicopter crashed into woods near the scene about two hours later.
“My heart goes out to Heather Heyer’s family,” McAuliffe tweeted. “She died standing up against hate & bigotry. Her bravery should inspire all to come together.”
Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, speaking on several national news shows Sunday, called Heyer’s death a terrorist act and blamed white supremacists for Heyer’s death.
“This is a city that is praying and grieving,” Signer told CNN. “We had three people die yesterday who didn’t need to die. … Two things need to be said over and over again — domestic terrorism and white supremacy.”
Jason Kessler, one of the leaders of the Unite the Right rally, blamed…