Last Saturday, violence broke out at a white supremacist rally in support of a statue of American Civil War General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One person was killed and nearly 20 injured when a Neo-Nazi sympathizer crashed an automobile into a crowd of counter-protesters.
The violent clash over the Confederate monument at Lee Park has elicited many reactions of horror and anger over what happened.
Here are five notable reactions to Saturday's tragic events. Responses include both words and actions on the part of various parties.
1. Justice Department
President Donald Trump's Justice Department has opened a federal investigation into the violence at Charlottesville on Saturday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement soon after the tragedy that the "violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice" and that "they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated."
"I have talked with FBI Director Chris Wray, FBI agents on the scene, and law enforcement officials for the state of Virginia," stated Sessions.
"The FBI has been supporting state and local authorities throughout the day. U.S. Attorney Rick Mountcastle has commenced a federal investigation and will have the full support of the Department of Justice."
2. Backlash to Trump Statement
For his part, President Donald Trump released a statement from his private golf club in New Jersey, denouncing violence from "many sides" on the issue.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," stated President Trump.
"It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America."
However, Trump received backlash for his comments, with many arguing that he failed to properly blame white nationalists and racist ideology for the violence.
"Mark Herring, Virginia's attorney general and a Democrat, immediately tweeted that the 'violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of many sides. It is racists and white supremacists,'" reported NBC News.
"Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and others implored Trump to call the incidents at the rally — which included a car plowing through a crowd killing at least one person and injuring at least nine others — as a 'terror attack' and 'domestic terrorism' by white supremacists."
On Monday, Trump held a press conference where he specifically named the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists when denouncing violent bigotry in Charlottesville.
3. Governor Terry McAuliffe Calls State of Emergency
Democratic Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe issued a state of emergency over the violence in Charlottesville, per the request of state police.
In a statement released Saturday, Gov. McAuliffe stated that "the situation in Charlottesville warrants an emergency declaration by me, in order to aid City and County law enforcement in their efforts to restore public safety and order in the City of Charlottesville and the surrounding area."
"It is now clear that public safety cannot be safeguarded without additional powers, and that the mostly out-of-state protesters have come to Virginia to endanger our citizens and property," said McAuliffe.
"I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours. The actions I have taken are intended to assist local government and restore public safety."
4. Evangelical Advisory Board
Members of Trump's evangelical advisory board offered explicit denunciations of the Unite the Right protest and the ensuing violence.
Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas and former Southern Baptist Convention president, stated that the Alt Right rally did not "represent in any form or way the Christian faith or the values followers of Jesus stand for."
"In fact, white nationalism and white supremacism are anathema to the teachings of Christ, who called us to love and to serve our neighbor — regardless of skin color, gender or religion — to give up our life for our friends and to even love our enemies," said Floyd, as reported by Newsweek.
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said in a statement:
"I condemn the forces of white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism that divide our country today and I also condemn those who seek to politicize it all for their political gain."
"Unless, we bridge this senseless and partisan divide there will be more horrors to come. It's on each of us to be a part of solution and it begins with turning our political swords into plowshares. We must begin to work together to heal our nation."
5. Outing of Alt Right Protesters
Since the photos of the Unite the Right rally went viral online, social media has taken to identifying those involved in the white supremacist rally.
One of those identified was Cole White, who according to a Daily Mail article was fired from his job at a California restaurant.
Another person identified from the march was University of Nevada student Peter Cvjetanovic, who reported getting death threats after he was revealed on Twitter as being part of the rally.
"He said the threats have been violent and graphic. He said he is not telling anyone his plans to return to Nevada for fear he may be attacked," reported the Reno Gazette-Journal.
"He said he would not confirm whether other UNR students were at the rally for fear of anyone else's safety. He also would not identify what clubs he is in involved it at UNR, but said he has been an active student."