Cliff Erickson leaned against a fence and took in the scene.
A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed Saturday in Albermale County, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, where a violent white nationalist rally was taking place.
The "Unite The Right" rally quickly turned to violence and has been declared unlawful by police and the Virginia National Guard cleared the park and began arresting anyone still in attendance.
He said they did a poor job controlling the chaos to allow free speech. "So sad!" he tweeted.
Several other cities have planned similar solidarity events throughout the country, including in Utica and Buffalo. Reporters attempted to ask the President whether he condemns white nationalists or if he considers the car slamming into counterprotesters terrorism. Witnesses on twitter and in live YouTube videos claimed that chemicals were dispersed.
Trump closed his remarks on Charlottesville urging people to remember "no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first". "We cannot allow a group of cowards instill fear in our communities", Perez said. "We are stronger than you.There is no place for you in America".
Riffing on Trump's controversial "many sides" comment, former Vice President Joe Biden had a simple message: "There is only one side".
Police instituted road closures around the downtown area, and many businesses in the popular open-air shopping mall opted to close for the day.
The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
By being equivocal, Trump also failed to follow the same self-proclaimed rules he used to hammer other politicians.
"Mr. President - we must call evil by its name", tweeted Sen.
"There were just a few cars that counter-protesters were blocking", the man said.
"We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for", he wrote on Twitter. White pastors, now is the time for courageous action in the face of white supremacy.
Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer told CNN that at least one person was killed in the attack, with numerous others taken to hospital. 20, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 32-year-old woman.
This sickening crime is part of the rise in white supremacists since the election of Donald Trump. "We're proud of who we are", said the president. No good comes from violence. Orin Hatch, R-Utah, who invoked the memory of his brother who was killed in World War II. Trump's time away from the White House has been anything but calm, with the President consistently responding to threats from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has threatened to launch missiles near the US territory of Guam. "People peddling in hate from outside of Charlottesville will never define this vibrant community". "We are determined to take this country back".
No one on the ground was injured.
Let's also be clear that we can't really end white supremacy.
"These bigots want to tear our country apart, but they will fail". Jay has flown us across the commonwealth for more than three and a half years.
They clashed with another group of people who were opposing this rally of white nationalists.
Some criticized the president for not going far enough because he did not specify the alt right movement.
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