Movie shows horrifying moment car plows into crowd at violent protest in Virginia
At least one person has died after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday — and it was caught on movie.
Movie captured during Saturday’s violent clashes shows a two thousand ten Dodge Challenger speeding down a street crowded with people, plowing through pedestrians before hitting the rear of another vehicle. Afterward, the car is seen speeding in switch sides with strenuous front-end harm.
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Movie 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
According to the Associated Press, there were “several hundred” demonstrators in the crowd when the car drove through it.
Law enforcement officers say that nineteen people were injured in horrifying incident while one person has passed away due to injuries sustained from being hit by the car.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer wrote on Twitter that he is “heartbroken” over the death.
“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will-go home,” Signer wrote.
I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will-go home.
The names of the deceased person and the injured demonstrators have yet to be released.
Gratefully, police have arrested a person they believe is the driver of the vehicle. It likely wasn’t difficult to locate the driver, given the vehicle’s characteristics and it’s license plate were widely captured on movie.
Cracking: State official says driver of car that plowed into group of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., is in custody
The AP reported the driver of the vehicle is a man. Police have yet to release the suspect’s name.
Protests remain ongoing in Charlottesville. “Alt-Right” supporters and white nationalists had gathered in the city to protest the city’s decision to eliminate a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The demonstrations became violent when counter-protesters and Antifa demonstrators confronted the confederate supporters.
Prior to the violence on Saturday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) gave his state’s National Guard “stand-by” orders. McAuliffe later announced a state of emergency for the Charlottesville area on Saturday.