Domestic terrorism: A violent riot staged by white nationalists has resulted in at least one death and 19 injuries.
According to multiple media report a vehicle was driven into a group of counter-protesters demonstrating against the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday.
Renegade Media reports:
White nationalists rammed a peaceful protest with a car and escaped.
Talking Points Memo reports:
Hospital official says one dead, 19 injured from a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville.
Raw Story reports:
The victims were members of a large anti-fascist or Antifa rally against the racist gathering and the car may have been used for an intentional act of violence.
One of the victims said, “they were just bulldozing through people.”
“They just hit the gas and hit me…and then people just chased after them, throwing stuff at the car after that,” he explained.
The protesters were chanting, “whose streets, our streets” when the incident occurred.
CBS News reports a suspect is now in custody:
A man is in custody after a vehicle plowed into a group of counter-protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday afternoon, injuring more than a dozen people and killing at least one.
The white nationalists, also known as the alt-right, are a deplorable collection of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, and other undesirables that love Donald Trump and promote white supremacy.
The white nationalists staged a violent riot at a “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia earlier today. As a result, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after the white nationalists attacked counter-protesters at the rally.
The “Unite the Right” rally began as a protest of plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. However, the planned protest and rally quickly degenerated into a violent riot after torch-wielding white nationalists and white supremacists marched through Charlottesville chanting “unite the right” and “white lives matter” Friday night, setting the stage for Saturday’s violent riot.
Bottom line: Make no mistake, the Trump-loving white nationalists are domestic terrorists.
— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) August 12, 2017
Video 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
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017