Car hits crowd of demonstrators after white nationalist rally in Virginia

Car hits crowd of demonstrators after white nationalist rally in Virginia

One woman was killed and at least 19 were injured Saturday when a car crashed into a crowd of peaceful protesters leaving a "Unite the Right" rally that officials declared an "unlawful assembly".

20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was charged with one count of 2nd degree murder, 3 counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident resulting in a death, according to Col. Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. That decision was made after hours of skirmishes between white nationalists and people protesting the messages of racism, xenophobia, and homophobia.

First Lady Melania Trump called for peace after the violence erupted Saturday.

Nineteen people are being treated for serious wounds and five are said to be in a critical condition.

While Trump failed to publicly decry violent racists on Saturday, other conservative political figures said exactly what the president would not.

Several hundred protesters were marching when the car appeared to deliberately drive into a group of them, The Associated Press reported.

Twitterati began sharing photos of the white nationalists who were waving confederate flags, chanting Nazi-era slogans, wearing helmets and carrying shields near the campus of the University of Virginia campus, around the Robert E Lee statue, on Friday night.

Some didn't think Trump did enough to condemn white supremacists.

Republican Delaware Senator Cory Gardner, in a tweet, told the president "we must call evil by its name".

He then wrote: "There is no place for this kind of violence in America".

Some users managed to identify one such white nationalist as Millennial Matt who allegedly raised money online to travel to the rally in Virginia.