FBI opens tip line requesting information on Charlottesville rally
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The FBI opened a tip line aimed at requesting any information on the violence that engulfed Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday during a white supremacist rally. 

Violent clashes erupted Saturday in Charlottesville, a college town, during a large gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazi demonstrators.

Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and at least 19 were injured when a car drove into a crowd of counterprotesters. The alleged driver, a 20-year-old Ohio man, is accused of having ties to white supremacist groups.

The FBI has since launched a website and a hotline, 1-800-CALL-FBI, accepting tips and information on the violence.

The Justice Department opened up a federal investigation into the deadly events in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE announced that a federal civil rights investigation into the incident had been opened.

“The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice. When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated," Sessions said in a statement.