Anti-racist protesters were demonstrating peacefully on Saturday before terror struck when a car rammed through the crowd rallying against white nationalists.

The suspect was identified as James Alex Fields, Jr, 20 years old, from Maumee, Ohio. HuffPost reported that Fields is charged with one count of second-degree murder and counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident resulting in a death.

Violence flared up between white nationalists and counter-protesters

Three people were reported dead in Charlottesville, Virginia, following a white nationalist rally on August 12, 2017.

Several others were injured after a driver drove a vehicle and plowed through the protesting crowd. The suspected driver was then arrested by the Virginia Police and is being charged with second-degree murder.

According to reports, a 32-year-old woman died and several others were injured after the suspected driver rammed into the crowd of counter-protesters during the white nationalist rally.

The violent day was also linked to a helicopter crash outside Charlottesville, where two Virginia Police officers were killed while they were monitoring from above. The helicopter was said to be assisting in public safety resources when the violence unfolded in Charlottesville. However, there was no foul play seen as a factor in the crash.

Virginia Tragedy

In total, there were more than three dozen people who were injured during the white nationalist rally, besides the reported three deaths. During the clash there was also a car crash, but none of the recorded injuries were a result of clashes with the Virginia Police officers according to the Charlottesville chief of police.

The FBI will be launching a probe into the incident—from the injuries to the deaths, including the car and helicopter crash. According to Business Insider, US Attorney Rick Mountcastle has already commenced a federal investigation regarding the chaos. The FBI Probe is to be backed up and supported by the Department of Justice.

President Trump is facing vehement criticism for not explicitly condemning the white nationalists at the protest despite the violence that occurred on Saturday. Trump posted his condolences to the families of those who died during the protest on Twitter.

According to his statement, Trump is putting the blame for the violence in Charlottesville on "many sides," which served as an avenue for him to earn thunderous criticisms from many people.