(Richmond, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited two Charlottesville churches Sunday to speak to congregants following violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three people dead.
Three were killed and 19 injured amid what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade to protest the city’s decision to remove a Confederate monument. A car rammed into a crowd of protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman.
McAuliffe told reporters he spoke with President Donald Trump following the violent clashes Saturday and said he told the president twice to “stop the hate speech, stop the rhetoric in this country; we have got to bring people together.”