March 18, 2018

Virginia white supremacist rally: Over 2 dead after car plows into crowd

13 August 2017, 08:18 | Taylor George

NCCharlottesville protests rocked as car hits people in the street

Charlottesville protests Car driven into a crowd

Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. No one on the ground was injured, and officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.

In declaring a state of emergency in Virginia, Gov. McAuliffe said he was "disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours".

The scheduled rallies come on the heels of violent clashes that cropped up in Berkeley in April.

"I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came to Charlottesville today".

The New York Times reports that some were chanting "You will not replace us", and "Jew will not replace us".

"Violent acts of hate and bigotry have no place in America", she said.

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President Donald Trump sent his condolences to the families of the officers and their colleagues in the Virginia State Police. Then video footage showed a silver Dodge Charger racing down a narrow street, plowing into pedestrians before slamming into two cars. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions. The driver fled and was located and arrested moments later, police said.

The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of General Robert E Lee, who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War.

The Associated Press reported that at least 20 were injured Saturday and the mayor of Charlottesville confirmed one death in the afternoon via Twitter after the auto rammed into the crowd of marchers.

The planned rally had already been shut down following bottle-throwing clashes between alt-right demonstrators, counter-protesters, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and supporters of Black Lives Matter.

NY [U.S.A], August 13: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Saturday slammed the white supremacists and neo-Nazis right-wing groups in Charlottesville and asked all of them to go back home.

Kessler told The Associated Press Saturday that he and other people who were going to speak at the event evacuated with security when police issued the order to disperse.

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