Tragedy strikes Charlottesville U.S.A. – Car rams into protesters – One person is dead

James Alex Fields © Charlottesville Police Department

Tragedy strikes Charlottesville U.S.A. Car rams into protesters. A woman was killed and 19 others were injured. Police has identified James Alex Fields as the driver of the car that smashed into a crowd of protesters and another vehicle during Charlottesville rallies. Fields faces second degree murder charges for killing a woman and injuring 19 other people.Emergency services were quick on the scene of the crash at the alit-right ‘Unite the Right’ rally, which had attracted hundreds of counter demonstrators.

The car crash, which appears to have been intentional, followed violent clashes between the far-right and antifacist protesters in Charlottesville, with authorities declaring a state of emergency in the Virginian city.
Many demonstrators came prepared with helmets and riot shields as scuffles broke out between rival protesters.

Footage captured the moment a car rammed into counter-protesters at the far-right ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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The President of United States Donald J. Trump has condemned the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence” in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists upset over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue violently clashed with counter-protesters.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides – on many sides,” he said.

“What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives,” the president said. “No citizen should ever fear for safety and security in our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time.”

One eye witness who saw a car plough into dozens of counter protesters at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, described the ramming as “an intentional terrorist attack.”

There where many heated arguments between far-right activists and counter-protesters ensued in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, shortly after a car rammed into counter-protesters at the ‘Unite the Right’, killing at least one person and leaving several others injured.

Counter-protester Chuck Boudier put much of the blame on the police, saying “the police did absolutely nothing” to protect counter-protesters.

A helicopter crash that killed the pilot and a passenger later in the afternoon outside the university town also was linked to the rally by State Police, though officials did not elaborate on how the crash was connected.

At a late afternoon news conference, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said that 35 people had been injured in various confrontations during the rally and made a point of saying that none of those involved his officers.

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Earlier on Saturday, police has announced a state of emergency in Charlottesville, Virginia, following violent clashes between far-right activists and counter protesters during the ‘Unite the Right rally’.

Riot police also attended the scene and attempted to dispere the crowds with tear gas.

Prominent figures from the alt-right movement such as Richard Spencer and Mike Enoch were reportedly among those in the demonstration, while the Nationalist Socialist Movement also announced that its members, including its leader Jeff Schoep, would join the rally.


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