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Trump condemnation of Virginia far-right violence ‘not enough’

A man has been charged with murder after violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in the US state of Virginia which is now the subject of a federal investigation.

The FBI ordered a civil rights investigation and the state governor declared a state of emergency following the violence.

20-year-old James Alex Fields from Ohio is alleged to have driven his car into a large crowd of anti-fascist demonstrators, injuring over a dozen and killing a 32-year-old woman.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had earlier halted the white nationalist rally amid the unrest in the college town, where rival groups fought pitched battles after extreme-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general.

The suspect’s mother told the local Toledo Blade newspaper of her surprise at her son’s alleged involvement.

“I just knew he was going to a rally. I mean, I try to stay out of his political views,” she said. “I didn’t know it was white supremacist. I thought it had something to do with Trump. Trump’s not a supremacist.”

However, residents of the small liberal city were less surprised at the violence, as they experienced an influx of neo-Nazis for the third time in a few months.

Many people witnessed the fatal attack on counter-protesters, which sent some flying into the air.

“The car hit some people and then it backed up so that it could gain momentum, so it could go faster, and it just smashed into dozens of people. There was at least a dozen people that were directly hit by the car,” said a man called Nick, who didn’t give his last name.

President Trump – long accused of stoking divisions and encouraging the so-called alt-right with his rhetoric – has again been criticised after his condemnation of the violence failed to single out the white nationalists.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides”, the president said at a news briefing, deliberately repeating the last phrase.

A day of violence ended with more deaths: two policemen were killed in a helicopter crash nearby after helping in efforts to quell the clashes.



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  • Nobody is reporting on the violence of the liberals....the focus is entirely on the right from all media outlets...This is just going to get more people angered and encourage more people towards the right...perfect.

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    • @EqT 

      Even Fox news is getting stuck into the right wingers...

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    • @EqT You won't find it here at the home of the Anyifa cunts either . This site is a disgusting display of people from the UK.

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    • @EqT Gee, why is all the focus on the guy who murdered people with his car???!!!

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    • @Yeah Brah thats because fox is a mainstream outlet like the rest. may have some right-wing people, but theyre all establishment lovers, and the republican politicians are failures. less than the dems, but still big failures who are not working for the countries best interest. i like tucker carlson more than any other mainstream person, but i dont pay attention to the rest of them very often.

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    • @newton The negative focus was on the right long before the guy did his thing with the car.

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  • lol I love how everybody that isnt a liberal commie cunt is a white supremacist racist devil!

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    • @thepope195 It's called polarisation

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    • @thepope195 


      Funny that aint it.....most of us are just hard working guys going about our business during the week going to work and making pots of money under this new administration.

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    • @thepope195 The only aerial footage of what actually happened was on the police helicopter that mysteriously fell out of the sky, killing both, soon afterwards.

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    • @thepope195 

      Its because they need to demonize the TRUTH and facts of the ALT-Right.

      The LEFT is firing blanks when it comes to discussions, the only thing they have is name calling.

      The left crys wolf. The right doesnt give a shit anymore, we wont back down.

      WALK TALL and carry a Dodge Challenger.

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      Trump is playing the race card. He has no problem condemning terrorists as long as they are brown and Muslim. But when a white terrorist mows down people in Charlottesville he babbles on about "many sides." There is only one side in America, the side that sticks up for American values and condemns bigotry, racism, and white nationalism.

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  • “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides”, the president said at a news briefing, deliberately repeating the last phrase.

    So, how do you state something in stronger terms than "the strongest possible terms"? More fake news....

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    • @4th_Horseman its because he brought up the fact that there is violence on all sides, instead of specifically pointing out the rare right-wing violence that occurs and making it a bigger deal than it is. this is only a response to so much hatred from the other side.

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    • @4th_Horseman 
      It's called dissembling, another form of dishonesty and low moral character - go figure...

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    • @bailoni11 No it's just covering all bases and not pandering to one side or another. You know, how a real President should respond. Obama's 8 years are over kid you can't keep blaming everything on the successful white man

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    • @Skah He's speaking of Euronews. Not of Trump. At least, I assume he is. Wouldn't make sense to apply to Trump.

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    • @bailoni11 
      it's called insemination when you BF comes in you.

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  • Had to love the silence when another group had free-reign to beat people, riot, and burn their neighborhoods when a different President stoked racial discord.

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    • @Stryker1776 yup. what is going on is still not even close to that, but it might come to it. there are people looking for a race war and its seeming more likely by the day.

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    • @HeyAyron 
      Don't know if it's much of a race war but more of ideology, but it would definitely be spun and reported on as race-based, and we all know who is their bad guy and who is their poor victim.

      Used to be we could disagree and still be civilized but the more small shots like this taken the less anyone wants to get along with someone with a different opinion.

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    • @Stryker1776 that is a good point, these things definitely do not help dialogue, and have been prime instances for places like euronews to pick up and spin.

      i do think that it will turn into something bigger, and that race will be a large part. i wish it wasnt about race, but as a white man i feel like others want me to be ashamed of myself, when my family has done nothing wrong and has been just as oppressed by other whites than most of these colored folks.

      it might break out now, mayb More..

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    • @Stryker1776 Actually that caused the death of 7 police officers. But the media didn't consider them human beings at the time.

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    • @HeyAyron ONLY the Zionist owned media is stirring up the race war.

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  • F%ck you, euro trash news

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  • The leftists attack a legal and permitted assembly and the rally organizers are to blame?
    Nice slanted "news" piece by these hacks euronews once again.
    Oh, and what about the bullshit line "one muslim goes on a shooting spree doesn't represent all muslims". What about that?
    How convenient the same reasoning isn't applied in this case.

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  • The election of Donald Trump did not create the left's hate It revealed it.....

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  • According to the SJWs all white Americans are White Supremacists!

    There is nothing Tr ump could do at all that would satisfy the SJWs and Hillaries and Liberal vermin ... nothing at all ...

    These SJWs were not taught to use their own brains!
    They don't know how it is to even try to think on their own!


    Having a serious discussion with an open end is nothing they ever heard of!

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  • Whites go out of their way and fight through red tape to get permits just to protest and they are met on the streets with police in riot gear.

    Then when the anti-American/antifa/blm terrorists show up, NO PERMIT NEEDED, the cops vanish and the anti-American/antifa/blm terrorists start their typical violence...

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  • It was not a white supremacist rally. It was white people trying to prevent their history being wiped out by black supremacists, but the media won't say that.

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  • Hillary NEVER condemned the violence at any Trump rally, including the cancelled Chicago rally and those in Cali that resulted in riots. Bernie NEVER condemned this violence. Obama NEVER condemned the violence. Trump condemns the violence, like any sensible person does, and you shit on him anyway.

    Its never enough for you retards.

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    • @Mezotech 

      June 3 2016, Hillary: “I condemn all violence in our political arena. I condemn it by those who are taking violent protests to physical assault against Donald Trump.”

      June 3, 2016, Bernie: "Violence is absolutely and totally unacceptable,” Sanders said. “Anyone even thinking about violence, please do not tell anybody you are a Bernie Sanders supporter, because those are not the supporters that I want"

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  • Because there were some Nazis with their flags there, makes the whole protest a "white supremacist rally"?
    So why dont you name leftist rallies "communist rallies" then?
    Fucking hypocrites...

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  • Trump could cure cancer and the media wouldn't be happy. Funny how they're spending more time on what Trump said than on the three dead people.
    It used to be that death and destruction led the news.

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    • @bravo61 Trump couldn't cure a pile of shit in his yard. He is useless. Just another one of Putin's serfs. His shambolic presidency reveals how great Obama was. Trump and his enablers are fucks.

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  • Just another "Hit Piece" on Trump by Urine news. Pathetic!

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  • "Trump didn't do enough"

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  • Watch what is happening. They are slowly tying together the words "white supremacists" and "white nationalists".

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  • The brown-skinned monkey before Trump never condemned the evils of his BLM buddies. Why should Trump even pay attention to this?

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  • Trump can never do anything good enough for the left clowns. I never heard Obama criticize the racist Black Panthers and the media never complained.

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  • says the anti-Trump MSM

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  • what about the far left violence?

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    • @old_prospector 

      Yeah...have you seen them driving cars into crowds?

      The utter stupidity of T/R/N is what will destroy them in the end - and you can be sure that they won't be lamented much.

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  • As ususal Euronews gets it wrong...I'm sure that there are some white supremacist there but what the left and their complicit MSM are ignoring is the number of regular people that are just tired of the constant whining from the left, the constant violence from the left(seems they don't want to show any of that) and just the sheer lunacy of identity politics that the left fosters and encourages...people are tired of your crap and when they gather they are called racist and all kinds of other blan More..

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    • @Bad_Mojo 

      They didn't get it WRONG. They cherry picked details to push their agenda. So if one is fucking stupid or dishonest enough, they will fail to notice this.

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  • Whatever Trump says or does will never be enough to satisfy the left or the mainstream media.
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  • Listening to politically charged reports such as this, one is quickly reminded that Western "mainstream media" and journalists have long ceased to fulfill their intended function - to investigate and report - and today are all about inculcating the populace with progressive ideology as well as condemning those who commit thought crimes. In this respect they are reminiscent of the priestly caste of old rather than journalists.

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