Police in Charlottesville, VA have arrested a man for running his vehicle through a large crowd of anti-fascists protesters killing 1 and injuring dozens more.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio was booked on charges of murder, hit and run, malicious wounding and failure to stop for accident involving a death, reported Bob Brigham of Raw Story.
Chan Williams, 22, was one of the antifa protesters, chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “Whose streets? Our streets!”
She said of the incident, “I saw the car hit bodies, legs in the air,” she said. “You try to grab the people closest to you and take shelter.”
“The car is registered to 20-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio,” and coincidentally, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer told The Washington Post that a man with the same name and age was booked Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run. Kumer said Fields is being held without bail.
Trump finally Tweeted about the violence on Saturday:
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
In brief remarks at a late-afternoon news conference in New Jersey to discuss veterans’ health care, Trump said he was following the events in Charlottesville closely. “The hate and the division must stop and must stop right now,” Trump said, without blaming the violent white supremacists. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”
Former KKK leader David Duke was quick to respond to the one he helped get elected. “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”
“Dozens of the white nationalists in Charlottesville were wearing Trump’s signature red Make America Great Again hats.” Interestingly, when Trump was asked by a reporter in New Jersey whether he wanted the support of white nationalists, Trump chose not to answer the question.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)