A speeding vehicle estimated to be traveling 30 miles per hour plowed into a crowd of protestors who were protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
The violent act appears deliberate, targeted to inflict fatal injuries against the protestors, and has the appearance of domestic terrorism, although the identity of vehicle owner remains unknown at this time.
Several people were injured, according to witnesses on the street, and medics arrived on the scene to take the injured to the hospital.
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
Here is another video of the vehicle plowing into the crowd (graphic):
A state of emergency was declared by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe earlier in the day in response to the violence at the Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville.
“Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville”
Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville
— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 12, 2017
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