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Car Drives Into Pedestrians at Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally: Reports

By california scoop / Published on Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 12:10 PM / Comments Off on Car Drives Into Pedestrians at Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally: Reports / 83 views
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A car has driven into a group of pedestrians at a downtown Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally, multiple outlets report.

Several people were injured and are receiving medical treatment at the scene, Time reports.

In a video posted on Twitter, a vehicle can be seen driving through the crowd and hitting another car. It appears the car hit counter-protestors who came out Saturday to stand against the “Unite the Right” rally.

The incident comes hours after Virgina’s governor declared a state of emergency at 11 a.m., according to the Washington Post. 

Saturday’s rally was in protest to plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a Charlottesville city park.

Last night, hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists marched through the University of Virginia campus chanting “White lives matter” and “you will not replace us.”

On Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump asked both groups to remain peaceful tweeting, “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

This story is developing



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