White nationalists: Charlottesville just a beginning

White nationalists: Charlottesville just a beginning

August 14th, 2017 by Associated Press in National General

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO HEIMBACH FROM HEINBACH - Matthew Heimbach, center, voices his displeasure at the media after a court hearing for James Alex Fields Jr., in front of court in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. A judge has denied bond for Fields accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - White nationalists say Charlottesville, Virginia, was a landmark in what they care calling an expanding drive to promote their agenda.

A counter-demonstrator was killed when a car plowed into a crowd, and the U.S. Justice Department says it will investigate.

But white nationalists are portraying the overall demonstration as a victory because hundreds of supporters attended. And they say more events are coming.

A pro-Confederate group has asked to rally in support of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee next month in Richmond, Virginia. And the University of Florida says white nationalist Richard Spencer has asked to speak there.