WATCH: One dead, 19 injured after car plows through crowd at Charlottesville protest
The white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA has resulted in multiple casualties after a vehicle plowed through a crowd.
The victims were members of a large anti-fascist or Antifa rally against the racist gathering and the car may have been used for an intentional act of violence.
One of the victims said, “they were just bulldozing through people.”
“They just hit the gas and hit me…and then people just chased after them, throwing stuff at the car after that,” he explained.
The protesters were chanting, “whose streets, our streets” when the incident occurred.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency.
— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) August 12, 2017
— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) August 12, 2017
— Paulina Leonovich (@Polly_evro) August 12, 2017
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
Multiple victims have been hospitalized and the mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer, is reporting there is one fatality.
I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will–go home.
— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 12, 2017
UPDATE: The Associated Press confirms that one person is dead and 19 have been injured in the incident.
1 person dies, 19 hurt after car plows into group of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., hospital official says. https://t.co/QDZox5MWIh
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2017
Officials confirm that a suspect is in custody.