Shocking video shows vehicle slam into protesters at 'Unite the Right' rally

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

Police report at least four injuries after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people as white nationalists from "Unite the Right" clashed with Antifa and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The far-right demonstration in Charlottesville was held in protest against the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the city's central park.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", Trump said.

Dickler said the crash, which involved three cars, happened at Water and 4th streets. "We all started running to give first aid, but then he backed up and I thought he might make another run at the crowd".

The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost". 500 protesters stood against the fray as white terrorists and alt-right groups left the park shortly after state police declared the gathering an "unlawful assembly" at about 11:40 a.m., about 20 minutes before the rally was scheduled to begin.

At least four injured people were spotted at the location where the vehicle struck demonstrators, including one person who was taken away on a stretcher by paramedics. There is no place for this kind of violence in America.

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