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I didn't know it was [a] white supremacists [rally]...

James Alex Fields Jr, of OH, allegedly drove the vehicle into the counter-protesters, killing Heyer as she crossed the street.

Video of the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, shows the auto appearing to plow deliberately at a high rate of speed over multiple counter-protesters at the rally.

After violence caused authorities to stop a white nationalist rally before it began Saturday, a driver plowed his vehicle into a crowd of protesters. Fields has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly plowing into a crowd, injuring 19 others.

"No sir", Fields answered when Chief Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. asked him if he could afford a lawyer.

The victim was identified as Heather Heyer, 32, of Virginia.

Caitlin Robinson, one of Fields' middle school classmates, described him as an "outcast" and told the Times that his extremist views took root years ago.

The governor's office says in a release that Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will join McAuliffe at both Sunday services.

Fields is being held on charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.

Fields has been in custody since Saturday.

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The picture depicted him holding a shield bearing the symbol of Vanguard America, a fascist organization.

The driver has been identified as James Alex Fields, 20, of OH, according to CNN.

It shocked Samantha Bloom that the 20-year-old Maumee, Ohio, man is now accused of plowing into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville.

Heyer died when a auto rammed into a group of people who were protesting the presence of white supremacists who had gathered in Charlottesville for a rally.

Derek Weimer, who taught two history courses to Fields Cooper High School, said he was a quiet, respectful student but had some "radical ideas on race".

Marisa said she was shocked to find out someone she knew could be involved with the attack.

The Associated Press also published a photo of Fields with the group.

"I felt it my mission to explain how vile the Nazis were", Weimer said.

"My first feeling: I failed, we failed", he told the Toledo Blade. I thought it had something to do with trump.

After being criticized for his initial response after the protest in Charlottesville, US President Donald Trump spoke on national television today condemning the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, calling them "criminals and thugs".

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