>> The man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters during clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, denied bail in a hearing on Monday. 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr of Ohio faces second-degree murder and other charges for allegedly driving the Dodge Charger that killed Heather Heyer on Saturday.
Reuters correspondent Scott Malone was in the courthouse.>> Fields didn't appear physically in courtroom, he appeared by video. He was dressed in black and white prison garb, and didn't really say much other than indicating that he did understand what the judge was saying to him. Immediately after the proceedings wrapped up, we had a small altercation out here between two of his supporters and couple of local people.
The supporters, who accused the police of not protecting them during the rally.>> The police that were given a stand down order as we were trying to exercise our legal constitutional right to have a permit.>> As they were speaking, a local woman who declined to give her name shouted Nazis go home.
>> Nazis go home. Fields joined a rally for neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan, who clashed with counter protesters. Those who know him say his views on race and politics were clear.>> He would often say how Hitler's views were right.>> Derek Wiemer was Fields' high school social studies teacher.
>> A lot of us who had him or knew colleagues who had him, we understood his views. We knew this kid, young kid at the time, is very kind of white supremacist, Nazi views, he really adores Hitler, things like that.>> Fields enlisted in the US Army after High School, but failed out of basic training after less than four months, according to military records.
He's a registered Republican and voted in the 2016 presidential primary. He travelled to Virginia to take part in a march organized by white supremacist groups on Saturday. After clashes broke out, Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. Police say he then tried to flee the scene.
In addition to the charges from the crash, the US Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation.