US city says it will on Saturday remove statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee – that became a rallying point for white supremacists and other racist groups in 2017 leading to killing of a 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer.
James Alex Fields Jr. had pleaded guilty in March to 29 of 30 hate crimes in connection with the 2017 car attack that killed Heather Heyer and wounded more than two dozen others in Charlottesville, Virginia.
James Alex Fields Jr. killed a woman when he drove into a group of counterprotesters marching in protest to a nationalist rally in August 2017.
James Fields, 21, is facing 10 criminal counts for his role in the violence. He ploughed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at last year's white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman.
Police mobilises hundreds of officers as anti-fascist activists rally peacefully in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia to mark the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence.
Under pressure from lawmakers, Trump signs into law a Congressional resolution condemning white supremacists and other hate groups.
Trump has been widely criticized for using divisive language after clashes between white supremacist groups and those opposed to them.
The statues commemorate the American South, which had a slave-based economy. Many were torn down after the August 12 Charlottesville white supremacist rally in which a counter-protester died, but the argument for and against the monuments continues.
Heather Heyer, 32, who was killed by a suspected white nationalist who crashed his car into anti-racist protesters, was devoted to social justice. Her mother says they tried to “to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her.”
Business executives break ties with Trump a day after he blamed white nationalists and counter-protesters in equal measure for weekend clashes that left one woman dead. Officials worry if General John Kelly could not discipline Trump, no one can.
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