'We are seeing the beginning of white supremacist movement' in US

A gathering of hundreds of white supremacists in Virginia took a deadly turn on Saturday when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters and killed at least one person.

The state's governor blamed neo-Nazis for sparking the unrest in the college town of Charlottesville, where rival groups fought pitched battles using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue to a Confederate war hero.

US President Donald Trump has been criticised by the Democratic and Republican parties over his allegedly tepid response to Saturday's attack.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, talks to Al Jazeera about the flare-up of racism-fueled violence.

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