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DOJ is investigating Charlottesville

Steve Helber / AP

After a white nationalist protest turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, the Department of Justice announced last night it is opening a civil rights investigation into the event, per NBC.

  • Specifically, the DOJ will look into the incident in which a driver plowed his car through a crowd of counter protesters.
  • One person died (a 32-year-old woman) and 19 others were injured after the car drove through the crowd.
  • Trump's remarks, clarified per a pool report: "The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together."