On Saturday 08/12/17, in Charlottesville, VA., a 32 year old woman was killed by a 20 year old Ku klux klan member. A large group of white nationalists decided to stage a large rally in Charlottesville, VA., because “We want to take back America” they said.
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James Alex Fields Jr., the 20 year old white supremacist, plowed into the crowds of counter protesters with his dodge challenger, killing a 32 year old woman and gravely wounding 19 other people. Mr. Fields has been arrested and charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run. Two police officers, Berke M.M.Bates and H. Jay Cullen, died in a helicopter crash, on their way to the Charlottesville clashes.
Virginia state governor, Terry McAuliffe, said to the Ku klux klan “Shame on you. Go home. Nobody want`s you in this commonwealth”. Meanwhile, president Trump who frequently tweets his messages, waited a while before tweeting a message that declared peace and unity. He did not address the Ku klux klan or white supremacists.
Former Ku klux klan leader, David Duke, disappointed that president Trump had not fully supported Ku klux klan, said, “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror and remember, it is white Americans who put you in the presidency and not radical leftists”. Trump is yet to respond.
Nazi supporter Michael Van Kotch said, the rally made him feel proud to be white. He continued to strongly state that, he has always held white supremacist views and president Trump`s election had “emboldened” him and the members of his nazi group.