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Virginia Governor Attends Sunday Church in Charlottesville

The governor's office said in a release that Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will join McAuliffe at two Sunday services

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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will visit two Charlottesville churches and speak to congregants following violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three dead. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited two Charlottesville churches and spoke to congregants following violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three dead.

    The governor's office said in a release that Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam would join McAuliffe at both Sunday services.

    McAuliffe and Northam were scheduled to visit Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and Visit First Baptist Church.

    Republican nominee for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie and his wife, Cathy, attended mass at the Church of the Incarnation, a Roman Catholic church in Charlottesville.

    Three were killed and dozens were injured amid what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument.

    A car rammed into a crowd of protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman, and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods, leaving two troopers onboard dead.

    President Donald Trump criticized the violence and called for a return to law and order. But his critics said his racially-tinged rhetoric has exacerbated the nation's political tensions and emboldened racists.

    The mayor of Charlottesville blamed the nation's intensifying political divisions for the violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three dead.

    Mayor Michael Signer on Saturday bemoaned the "very sad and regrettable coarseness in our politics."