Police got most of the people out of the rally's vicinity by noon, and the Virginia National Guard arrested people who wouldn't leave for unlawful assembly, The New York Times reports. Suspect identified as officials say 3 deaths linked to violent protest in Charlottesville Hundreds gathered in downtown Oakland carrying signs proclaiming "Solidarity Forever", and "White Supremacy Is Terror".
At least a thousand people are expected to attend a free speech rally on Boston Common next Saturday, a week after violent clashes broke out between white nationalists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Rescue workers assist people who were injured when a auto drove through a group of counter protestors at the "Unite the Right" rally Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. One witness saw people being hurled in the air as the vehicle rushed through the crowd. "The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and murder have no place in a civilized society". Two police officers were later killed while trying to assist in operations to quell the violence, after their helicopter crashed.
"Shame on you", McAuliffe said at a press conference Saturday.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides... on many sides".
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.
Friday night white nationalist organizations from around to the country descended onto Virginia to protest the ordered removal of former confederate general Robert E. Lee's statue from Virginia State Grounds.