One person is dead and 19 have been reported injured as a result of a car that plowed down a Charlottesville, VA avenue white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters were marching through on Saturday afternoon, August 12. Victims who have been identified are said to have been participating with anti-racist opposition to the "Unite The Right" rally being held in the city.
Several videos have been produced to show a gray Dodge Challenger speed up from yards away and mow citizens down before crashing into a car waiting ahead of it. The driver would then back all the way up the street as bystanders gave chase. Other Samaritans assisted those hurt by the bloody attack until emergency medical personnel arrived to bring them to the hospital.
Violence had been playing out on the streets of Charlottesville since the a.m. hours, as those who showed up to protest the removal of a Confederate statue in Emancipation Park clashed with counter-protesters from various anti-white supremacy groups. In fact, there had already been fighting between parties affiliated with the rally and counter-protesters on Friday night, as physical confrontations boiled over at a torch carrying assembly on the University of Virginia campus.