Troopers identified as two who died in helicopter crash linked to rally

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At least one was killed, with many others hospitalised.

Tonight's rallies like this one are condemning the white nationalist rally that began this morning in Virginia and the death of a counter protestor after witnesses say a vehicle drove into the group.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the cause of the crash had not been determined.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump blasted the white nationalists inciting violence in Charlottesville, Va., in a set of tweets early Sunday.

U.S. President Donald Trump broke his silence Saturday afternoon amid violent confrontations between white nationalist groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, tweeting that there was "no place for this kind of violence in America".

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.

A suspect, identified as 20-year-old James Fields from OH, has been detained on suspicion of second-degree murder.

In related news, the Detroit Red Wings have issued a statement condemning and denying any connection to a Michigan-based group of white supremacists using the Red Wings logo.

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A United the Right rally planned for noon in a park in downtown Charlottesville has been canceled and the racist protesters were forced out.

"Go home. You are not patriots".

Nineteen people are being treated for serious wounds and five are said to be in a critical condition.

The Democratic governor said he had spoken to President Donald Trump, a Republican, and twice urged him to bring people together.

Police said the helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers to monitor crowds at the rally.

The controversial "Unite the Right" march was organised to protest the removal of a statue honouring General Robert E Lee, commander of the Confederate Army in the 19th-century American Civil War.

"We are determined to take our country back", Duke told Indianapolis Star journalist Mykal McEldowney.

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