Today the major clashes happening in Charlottesville, VA, has turned deadly… not just violent.
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The mayor of the city has confirmed that a car plowed through a group of counter-protestors and one person has died as a result.
“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will–go home,” Mayor Mike Signer tweeted.
There is video footage of the car ‘plowing through a group of people protesters after police broke up clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters,’ reports the Hill.
You can see three cars charging into a group of people when one of them pushes the other two vehicles further into the crowd, before backing up into more people.
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
Police have the driver in custody and it is still uncertain if the collision was intentional.
According to The Hill: The collision followed a morning of violent clashes between far-right groups and counterprotesters, prompting Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency. Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators to disperse as they marched onto the scene Saturday.
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White nationalist, white supremacist and alt-right groups were initially scheduled to gather in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park Saturday to protest the city’s decision to remove a Confederate statue there.
But as clashes broke out ahead of the so-called “Unite the Right” rally Saturday morning, police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, breaking up the event before it officially began.
University of Virginia Medical Center said that 20 people have been taken to the hospital, and one person has died.
Things are pending on this protest and car incident.
We will update soon.
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