Rescue workers assist people who were injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the

A white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday after a driver plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring many others.

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.

The chaos originally began Friday evening at a “Unite the Right” rally called by white nationalists in response to a plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville.

The rally prompted counter-protests that continued throughout Saturday, ultimately ending in bloodshed after a driver rammed his car into pedestrians. Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said the driver has been arrested and police are treating the incident as a criminal homicide investigation.

Here’s how the day unfolded:

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Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the ‘alt-right’ began marching on Saturday.

After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police, the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.

White nationalist Richard Spencer was among those who attended and clashed with police.

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