Charlottesville vehicle crash causes multiple injuries

Pauline Gross
August 13, 2017

Several hundred protesters were marching when the vehicle appeared to deliberately drive into a group of them, The Associated Press reported.

Police report at least four injuries after a auto plowed into a crowd of people as white nationalists from "Unite the Right" clashed with Antifa and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will release more information as we are able.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer released a statement referring to Friday's rally as a "cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights". Multiple people were injured in the incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said on its Facebook page. "And there was a crowd of people just running with terror on their face". "I urge all people of good will - go home".

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According to a report from CBS News, at least four people were injured and "at least six people are on the ground".

A state official said the driver of a vehicle that plowed into a group of marchers in Charlottesville is in police custody.

Earlier in the day before the fatality, President Trump had condemned violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-demonstrators. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Reacting to the clashes, Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville.

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