According to the Daily Progress, fights broke out between the white nationalists and counter-protesters, and both sides were reportedly hit by pepper spray fired by the police.
Trump said "many sides" were involved in the Charlottesville incidents, drawing fire from across the political spectrum for not specifically denouncing the far right.
Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed President Donald Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign past year.
Later that afternoon, two Virginia state police officers died in a helicopter crash that officials said was linked to the protests, although they did not clarify the connection.
Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones said at the conference that 14 people were treated for injuries, "ranging from life-threatening to mild". "These are wounds that have been going on for really a long time", he concluded.
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La marca Nike es conocida también por quitar su patrocinio a atletas de alto rendimiento. Con esto el futbolista se quedaría sin sus dos principales patrocinadores.
Mr Trump also stopped short of attacking the white supremacist groups in his tweets or in his public comments.
He also condemned all of the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, calling it an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence".
"We're closely following the awful events unfolding in Charlottesville", Trump said.
Several pedestrians were struck Saturday in a three-vehicle crash in Charlottesville, Virginia, where police were dispersing demonstrators from a white-nationalist and right-wing rally, the Virginia State Police said on Twitter. "I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president".
Others defended the university and stood against hate. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other", Trump said.
El empresario Mauricio Vergara aceptó los cargos por beneficiar a Odebrecht
Tras aceptar cargos, Vergara dijo a la Fiscalía que está dispuesto a colaborar en las investigaciones que se adelantan en este caso.
However, the president was criticised for only tweeting about the violence after First Lady Melania Trump had herself taken to Twitter. "No good comes from violence", Mrs Trump said.
Police initially declared an unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park at 11:35 a.m., just before the scheduled noon start time for the rally.
After the park was cleared, protesters carrying Confederate flags, Nazi symbols and other anti-Semitic signs marched to McIntire Park, a larger location where city officials had previously tried to move the rally.
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El funcionario precisó que el fallecido tenía marcas de las esposas tanto en las manos como en los pies. El hombre se encuentra inmóvil tirado boca abajo y es jalado para subirlo a una camilla.