Witnesses have described the terrifying moment a vehicle accelerated towards and plowed into a crowd of people protesting at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Saturday, killing one.
Witness Nic McCarthy told C-VILLE Weekly: ‘There was someone in a dark vehicle that sped, very quickly, down this road and rammed into the crowd.
Scroll down for videoTerror in Charlottesville: This is the moment the vehicle smashed into anti-fascist demonstrators SaturdayMcCarthy added: ‘There was a girl that was caught and she was trying to get up and it ran over her again.
She said the vehicle drove into the crowd then reversed over people.
WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGETreated: A woman is tended to by medics after the vehicle smashed into pedestrians and another vehicleInjured: Rescue personnel help injured people after the vehicle drove into a large group of protesters
according to CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — One person was killed and several people were injured Saturday when a vehicle crashed into a group of counter protesters in Charlottesville, and video posted to Twitter captured the scene.
Video of vehicle hitting anti-racist protestors.
pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4 — Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017CNN also obtained footage of the crash, see the embed below for those videos.
The counter protesters were there in response to a “Unite the Right” rally, which consists of white nationalists and other right-wing groups, according to the city’s verified twitter account.
Video posted to Twitter by Brennan Gilmore captured the chaotic scene as the vehicle came crashing into the crowd.
1 dead as vehicle hits crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville
according to At least one person has been killed and many others injured after a car hit a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, as far-right groups gathered for a rally in the town.
Getty Images3/9 Trump supporters at the protest A white nationalist demonstrator walks into Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
6/9 A car plows through protesters A vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Car plows into a crowd of peaceful protesters demonstrating against white nationalists in #Charlottesville.
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