ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 2017
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(Charlottesville, Virginia: Eva Pilgrim) The chaos at the hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, reviewed; scenes shown of the car driven by Fields hitting counter-protesters after he marched with white supremacists; details given about the original protests against the removal of a statue. [Two WITNESSES - describe what happened with the car.] [Fields' mother Samantha BLOOM- talks about her son.] [Fields' teacher Derek WEIMER- says Fields believed whites were superior.] ["Unite the Right" organizer Jason KESSLER - blames the Charlottesville police.] The crowd chasing Kessler, the police presence to control the crowds shown. [Governor Terry McAULIFFE- praises law enforcement.] The cancellation of a vigil due to safety concerns & the charges against Fields discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) A rally in Seattle with a clash between a pro-Trump & an anti-hate group & a crowd playing respects to the Virginia state troopers killed in a helicopter crash shown.
(Charlottesville, Virginia: Stephanie Ramos) The story of Heather Heyer, who was killed by the car in Charlottesville, featured; photos of Heyer & state troopers Lt. H. Jay Cullen & pilot Berke Bates shown. [Heyer's Elicia CORREA; voice of Heyer's mother Susan BRO- comment on Heather.] [Cullen's friend Ned ORMSBY- comments on Cullen.] [Hit by car, WOMAN; assaulted at rally, Deandre HARRIS- comment on what happened to them.] The growing makeshift memorial at the site of the car hitting people discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.
(Bridgewater, New Jersey: David Wright) The backlash to President Trump's equivocal response to the violence in Charlottesville with a White House clarification quoted examined. [Yesterday, TRUMP - says we condemn hatred, bigotry & violence "on many sides."] [On ABC, national security adviser H.R, McMASTER- calls the attack "terrorism."] Statement from Senator Ted Cruz about domestic terrorism quoted. [Senator Cory GARDNER, Newt GINGRICH - speak out.] [Twice, during the presidential election campaign, TRUMP - speaks against radical Islamic terrorism.] [Feb. 2016, on CNN, TRUMP - denies knowing David Duke.] A Duke tweet directed to Trump quoted. A tweet today from Ivanka Trump against racism & white supremacy discussed.