One of three arrested during Charlottesville rally is from Chattanooga


A white nationalist rally turned violent in the city of Charlottesville, United States, on Saturday, with a car ramming into a number of people who were protesting peacefully against the demonstration.

One person died and 19 were injured Saturday when a car rammed a crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups.

One woman was killed when a grey Dodge Challenger ploughed into counter-protesters as violent clashes with groups including Nazis and fascists broke out in Virginia.

One of the three people arrested in Charlottesville, Va., during what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists this decade is from Chattanooga, according to Virginia State Police.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides... on many sides". At least 35 people were injured in the protest clashes and the car crash Saturday.

Video footage of the incident shows the car being driven at high-speed, striking and injuring many people, before it slammed into the back of another car and then sped away in reverse.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio called on Donald Trump to label the violence as a "terror attack".

The nation's only Latina governor is joining Democrats and fellow Republicans in denouncing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, linked to white supremacists.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has declared a local state of emergency over the protests. The couple is raising their three children Jewish and observe the Sabbath.

"On behalf of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors and County staff, I would like to offer sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of the victims of the violence that occurred in our community today", said Diantha McKeel, Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.