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.
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.