WATCH: 'Unite the Right' rally organizer flees Charlottesville press conference

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jason Kessler, organizer of "Unite the Right," a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was unable to complete a press conference one day after the death of a counter-protester.

According to WVIR and other media outlets, Kessler's statement was immediately drowned out by the sound of protesters screaming "shame."

Officers standing nearby escorted Kessler away after a few moments when a few protesters sought to confront him face-to-face:

Violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters escalated on Saturday when James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Ohio, allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesterskilling Heather Heyer, 32.

Two Virginia state troopers also were killed when their helicopter crashed on a golf course as they were going to assess the situation in Charlottesville.