A 32-year-old woman is dead after a vehicle plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
So far three people have died in the riots.
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. "No matter our colour, creed, religion, our political party, we are all Americans first", he said, adding that he'd like for his administration to "study" why such violence is occurring.
The auto ramming killed a 32-year-old woman and wounded 19 people, including some with life-threatening injuries. A spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center said that 19 others were treated for injuries related to the accident.
Far-right activists organised the event on Friday to protest against Charlottesville's plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from the city.
Authorities at the University of Virginia Medical Center confirmed the death following the auto attack as well as the 19 it injured and who are being treated there. But my message is clear: "We are stronger than you".
Some criticised Mr Trump for his seeming reluctance to specifically blame the white supremacists. David Duke told reporters in Charlottesville that the rally was a turning point in fulfilling Trump's promise to take America back.