US Riots Claim Three Lives

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

A former New Zealand professional rugby player has helped US police catch the driver who ploughed into a crowd killing a person and injuring at least 34 others as white nationalists clashed with counter protesters in Virginia.

Chris Mahony, an Auckland-born adviser for the World Bank in Washington DC, says he noticed a grey sports car suspiciously stopped a small distance away from a group of people protesting in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mr Mahony told CNN he thought it was a bit strange and then moments later he heard a car going incredibly fast down the road and saw it plough into the crowd.

So far three people have been killed in the incident.

One protestor died after a car ploughed through crowds.

Two other people died after a Police helicopter monitoring the chaos crashed and burst into flames.

Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones says he has never seen anything like it.

US President Donald Trump has blamed “many sides” for the violent clashes.

His comments drew swift reactions.

Democrats and some Republicans called on him to specifically denounce white supremacy and racially motivated hate by name.

A white supremacist website praised his comments.

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