"Three fatalities today, in addition to many individuals who have been hurt," McAuliffe said at a news conference following the tragic events.
McAuliffe also flatly criticized those who have joined the "Unite the Right" rally.
Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
"I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple — go home! You are not wanted in this great commonwealth, shame on you! You pretend that you are patriots but you are anything but a patriot," McAuliffe said adding that there were "no place" for the supporters of the far-right views in the United States.
Charlottesville authorities said that the three fatalities were caused by both the ramming attack and the helicopter crash.
UPDATE: 3 fatalities in C-Ville today — 1 in crash being investigated as vehicular homicide & 2 in helicopter crash in Albemarle Co. pic.twitter.com/Qt8buKsc8M— Charlottesville City (@CvilleCityHall) August 12, 2017
US President Donald Trump who had condemned the violent events late on Saturday, expressed condolences to those killed in Charlottesville.
"Deepest condolences to the families and fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You're all among the best this nation produces. Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Many other US officials and public figures have also condemned the violent clashes and the far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville.