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.
Officer won’t face charges after killing black man who didn’t have bicycle light
A Wisconsin police officer will not face charges after he chased and killed a black man who did not have a bicycle light.
According to WITI, Police Sgt. Eric Giese of Mount Pleasant will not be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Ty'Rese West.
Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said that she determined that Giese actions "fall under the privilege of self-defense."
Dwight Person, West's father, father demanded to see a "thorough investigation done, and also to see Eric Giese locked up."
‘Better wages, more toys’: Watch an adorable 3-year-old girl lead chant at General Motors strike
A 3-year-old girl was caught on video leading a chant of "better wages, more toys" at a the General Motors strike in Ohio.
Video of the girl was posted by Mike Elk of The Payday Report.
— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 18, 2019
WATCH: 16-year-old Greta Thunberg rebukes GOPer who thinks other countries must solve climate change
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, faced off with members of Congress on Wednesday.
In a hearing before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Thunberg declined to submit a written opening statement.
"I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists and I want you to unite behind the science,” she said.
Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana tried to make the point that the U.S. should not curb its carbon emissions until other countries agreed to do so.
"Let me ask you a question," Graves said. "If you were sailing across the ocean and you were picking up trash along the way and for every one piece of trash you pick up, there's a boat right next to you dumping out five pieces, how would that make you feel?"