Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

One person was killed in Virginia on Saturday after white nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators and a car plowed into a crowd near the scene of the earlier melee, the mayor of Charlottesville said.

The clashes on Saturday morning prompted the governor to declare an emergency and halt a rally over removing a Confederate general’s statue from a public park.

“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here,” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer said on his Twitter feed. “I urge all people of good will – go home.” He did not give details of who died and what caused the death.

“I am praying that God help us all,” Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy said in an interview with CNN. “We are better than this.”

Tensions in the city intensified when at least one vehicle plowed into a crowd of people gathered in a street two blocks from the park. Multiple people were injured in the incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said on its Facebook page. (Reuters)

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Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: The Daily Progress via AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

This photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., who was charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he rammed his car into a crowd of protesters Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally took place. (Photo: Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally took place. Fields was later charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he plowed a car into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally. (Photo: Alan Goffinski via AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber/AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The Virginia National Guard block a street during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A vehicle reverses after driving into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

First responders stand by a car that was struck when a car drove through a group of counter protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Justin Ide/Reuters)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

CHARescue workers and medics tend to many people who were injured when a car plowed through a crowd of anti-facist counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A Virginia State Trooper secures the area were a car ran into a crowd of protesters on August 12, 2017, downtown Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

ViViolent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue workers and medics tend to many people who were injured when a car plowed through a crowd of anti-facist counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A woman is received first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” with body armor and combat weapons evacuate comrades who were pepper sprayed after the “Unite the Right” rally was delcared a unlawful gathering by Virginia State Police Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A white supremacist militia member stands in front of clergy counter protesting during rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue workers assist a victim who was injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Police respond after a car drove through a group of counter protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Justin Ide/Reuters)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Rescue workers assist people who were injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A woman who was injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally is helped in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Anti-fascist counter-protesters wait outside Lee Park to hurl insluts as white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” are forced out after the “Unite the Right” rally was declared an unlawful gathering Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A White Supremacists with one lens knocked out of his sunglasses holds up a shield during clashes with counter protestors at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Battle lines form between white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” and anti-fascist counter-protesters at the entrance to Lee Park during the “Unite the Right” rally Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A White Supremacist kicks back a smoke bomb thrown by counter protestors during clashes at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A woman has a special mixture and water poured in her eyes after being hit with pepper spray during clashes with between White Supremacists and counter protestors at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A white supremacist is cut below his eye during clashes with counter-protesters at Lee Park after the “Unite the Right” rally was declared an unlawful gathering Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va.lent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” are forced out of Lee Park after the “Unite the Right” rally was declared an unlawful gathering Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” clash with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Lee Park during the “Unite the Right” rally Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A counter demonstrator gets a splash of water after being hit by pepper spray at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A White Supremacist tries to strike a counter protestor with a White Nationalist flag during clashes at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A White Supremacist has a special mixture poured in his eyes after being hit with pepper spray during clashes with counter protestors at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

White nationalist demonstrators walk into the entrance of Lee Park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

White Supremacists rush forward with shields and sticks during clashes with counter protestors at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Violent clashes erupt at ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va

A counter demonstrator uses a lighted spray can against a white nationalist demonstrator at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

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