Video shows car hitting crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville

Rebecca Barbier
Agosto 13, 2017

Lee Detwiler of L.E.A.R.N. said, "Were trying to have a measured response of love and kindness and getting along and peace".

One person was killed after a auto mowed down a group of protesters in the city of Charlottesville on Saturday while the two other victims, Virginia State Police Department officers, died when a helicopter crashed nearby, reports The Hill magazine. Virginia Police said two more people died when a helicopter crashed near protest site. Five of the victims are in critical condition.

Later this month, alt-right groups are planning to hold two rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Brennan Gilmore, a 37-year-old who works for a start up, shot the footage and said he heard tires squealing before he saw a gray Dodge Charger build up speed and ram the crowd.

He then said that the driver of the vehicle was "honking their horn" and then "they were just, like, bulldozing through people". "From the far end of the street it accelerated, slowed down right before the crowd and then slammed on the gas through the crowd sending bodies flying".

Police said their helicopter was "assisting public safety resources" as the events unfolded in Charlottesville, and that there was no indication that foul play was a factor in the crash. None of the injuries were a result of clashes with police officers, the Charlottesville police chief said.

Police has been engaged in dispersing the crowds after fistfights and screaming matches erupted in several locations late Saturday morning and the Governor declared the gathering an?unlawful assembly?, CNN reported. You are not wanted in this commonwealth.

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"The violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of 'many sides, '" tweeted Virginia's attorney general, Mark Herring.

First lady Melania Trump joined the president, saying that "no good comes from violence".

The state's governor Terry McAuliffe said on Friday: "Many of the individuals coming to Charlottesville tomorrow are doing so in order to express viewpoints many people, including me, find abhorrent". "There was violence between protesters and counter protesters today".

Senator Ted Cruz, who lost a campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee, has called for the Justice Department to investigate and prosecute the incident as an "act of domestic terrorism". "It is racists and white supremacists". You will not succeed. There is no place for you here.

"America is no place for bigots".

They were strong voices inside the President's own party calling out the people who had arranged Saturday's "Unite the Right" demo in Charlottesville. Trump was accused of racially charged attacks himself, including his re-tweeting of a graphic claiming to show high levels of crimes from African-Americans, though the graphic itself used fabricated statistics and was later found to have been created by a white supremacists on Twitter.

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