At least 1 person dead, multiple injuries reported after car hits counter-protesters at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville


(Rescue workers assist people who were injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.Thomson Reuters)
Several injuries and at least one death have been reported after a car drove through a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday afternoon, according to video footage recorded at the scene and media reports.
The incident occurred after clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters subsided a bit.
At least ten injuries have been reported so far, and Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer said that one person has died.
A Virginia State Police spokesperson told The Washington Post that injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening.
The protests accompanied a “Unite the Right” rally that was called by white nationalists in response to a plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“I am furious & heartsick by the car crash that has injured many,” Signer tweeted .
Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency earlier on Saturday, as clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters continued to escalate.
Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism.
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017 More From Business Insider
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