Trump Says Hatred In U.S Must Stop After Violent Protests

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Updated August 13, 2017

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U.S President Donald Trump condemned what he called the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” after at least 15 people were injured at the site of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.

Violence erupted between white nationalists and counter-demonstrators over the fate of a monument that honours a hero of the Civil War that ended slavery.

Tensions in the city intensified hours after the melee when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of people gathered on a street two blocks from the park. At least one person died and multiple people were injured in that incident, city officials said on social media.

It was not clear whether this incident was connected to the earlier confrontations. But witness video appeared to show a silver sedan driving at high speed into the crowd before reversing.