Car Crashed Into Protesters in Charlottesville, Three Cars Involved


Violence erupted in Charlottesville earlier on Saturday ahead of a scheduled gathering by white supremacists, white nationalists and alt-right groups at noon to protest the city’s decision to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Skirmishes were followed by extreme violence.

Violent counter protesters, Antifa and Black Lives Matter, engaged the protesters and they quickly became violent. The communist groups are not being labeled by the media but the right-wing protesters are.

A car careened into about 14 to 16, allegedly, anti-alt-right protesters. Many eyewitnesses said it was deliberate. One person is dead and 19 are injured. Earlier, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told Fox News that three vehicles had collided in downtown Charlottesville. Geller added that the car seen backing away with a smashed hood in the above video had been located.

The driver who backed away has been located and is being detained. Officials do not know if the crash was intentional. [This is an update to the original article.]

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