Charlottesville: Virginia governor tells white supremacists: 'Go home'


Media captionFootage captured the moment a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters in CharlottesvilleThe governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has said that his only message for the white supremacists who brought chaos to the city of Charlottesville is “Go home”.
There has been no sign that this was linked to the violence, however.
But my message is clear: We are stronger than you.”
The governor, who is a Democrat, said he had spoken to President Trump, and twice urged him to begin a movement to bring people together.
Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for a “pro-white” rally, and white nationalists promoted the gathering widely.
Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said several “white power” groups were present – including neo-Nazis and factions of the Ku Klux Klan.
Anti-racism organisations such as Black Lives Matter held protests at the scene.
“We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation.”
“What we’ve seen today in Charlottesville needs to be condemned and called what it is: hatred, evil, racism & homegrown extremism,” tweeted Democrat John Kerry, who served as US Secretary of State under Barack Obama.
He said those who brought burning torches to Virginia’s lawns “belong in the trash heap of history”.
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