Biden condemns Charlottesville violence: 'Racism and hate' have no place in US
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump agrees with Kim, rips Biden at Japan presser Trump 'personally thinks lots of good things will come from North Korea' Trump meets Japan's new emperor in lavish welcome ceremony MORE on Saturday condemned a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., saying racism and hatred have no place in the U.S.

"No. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined and more united than ever. Racism and hate have no place here," Biden tweeted Saturday.


Biden's tweet came moments after Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer confirmed that one person was dead after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters who took to the streets when police dispersed the white nationalist group.

“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will--go home,” Signer tweeted.

Dramatic video footage showed the car running down a group of anti-fascist protesters. Police have taken the driver into custody.

White nationalist groups planned a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Saturday to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. That event never took place, as police declared an "unlawful assembly" in the morning before it began. Demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed on the streets throughout the day.