James Alex Fields, the 20-year-old white supremacist who committed an act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, has been denied bond.
Fields was facing a judge on Monday after he drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protestors who were there opposing the beliefs of Nazis and KKK members who were proudly holding a rally. 32-year-old Heather Heyer died in the attack.
At least 20 others were injured throughout the day of violent protesting throughout Charlottesville.
Fields’ mother, Samantha Bloom, had told reporters she did not know her son was going to Charlottesville to participate in a white supremacist rally. Instead, she thought it was simply to support president Donald Trump.
“I didn’t know it was white supremacists. I thought it had something to do with Trump,” she said, via NBC News.
Since the act of terrorism on American soil took place, the president has yet to explicitly condemn the actions of the Nazis and KKK members who participated in the rally, which has drawn bipartisan criticism.
The White House staff has said Trump will attempt to address the situation again later on Monday.
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