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Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

Sun Online Desk     14th August, 2017 08:48:05 printer

Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

The White House has defended President Donald Trump's reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups.


But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists.


A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against the rally in Charlottesville.


Separately, a rally organiser was chased away by protesters as he tried to give a press conference on Sunday.


Jason Kessler, who organised the controversial "Unite the Right" march, was heckled and booed as he blamed the police for not preventing the violence, which he also condemned.


Nineteen people were injured in the car-ramming incident, and another 15 people were wounded in separate clashes related to the far-right march on Saturday afternoon.


Protests and vigils in support of Charlottesville were held in many US cities on Sunday. In Seattle, police used pepper spray to stop anti-fascist protesters approaching a pro-Trump rally.


Source: BBC