Accused Virginia Rally Attacker Is Northern Kentucky Native

Posted August 16, 2017

Colonel Martin Kumer, superintendent at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, said 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr will face a bond hearing on Monday morning.

Large crowds gathered at rallies in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to denounce the white supremacists who converged in Charlotsville and show solidarity with those killed and injuries.

Police allege Fields drove his silver Dodge Challenger through a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, killing Ms Heyer and wounding 19 other people. The violence of the clashes between the far-right rallies and counter-protesters forced Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency in Charlottesville.

Fields, 20, of OH, is facing charges including second-degree murder, malicious wounding and hit-and-run. Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old victim, was marching alongside members of the Democratic Socialists of America and other activist groups at the time she was killed, according to witnesses. Originally from Kentucky, Fields, moved to OH and lived in Maumee, according to the New York Times Sunday.

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The authorities, however, declined to say publicly that Fields, 20, was the driver.

Fields was photographed hours before the crash carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups at the rally, the Associated Press reports. Fields was also seen holding a shield emblazoned with Vanguard America insignia. "When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and can not be tolerated", said Attorney General Jess Sessions. The Confederate statue of Robert E Lee was in the background. Meanwhile, President Trump's criticism on the incident has sparked a backlash, as he condemned "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", failing to explicitly denounce the role of white supremacists.

Most of the rallies were peaceful, though in Seattle protesters clashed with a previously planned pro-Donald Trump rally.