Multiple people arrested over 2017 white nationalist rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia say multiple arrests have been made in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to announce the charges.
Violence first broke out Aug. 11, 2017, as a crowd of white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus carrying torches.
The following day, more violence erupted between white nationalists and counterprotesters during the “Unite the Right” rally.
A woman was killed and dozens of others were injured when a speeding car plowed into a group of counterdemonstrators. The suspected driver, James Fields Jr., has been charged with federal hate crimes in the death of Heather Heyer. Fields also faces state murder charges.