1 dead – car rams crowd after Unite the Right rally

(ABC News) One person is dead and 19 are injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a car rammed into a crowd following a white nationalist rally and counterprotest that turned violent and was called off by police.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted Saturday afternoon that “a life has been lost,” while later in the day Charlottesville City Hall tweeted, “1 deceased, 19 injured in crash at 4th and Water streets. Fifteen other injuries reported related to rally downtown.”

Video taken earlier in the afternoon shows crowds walking down a street in Charlottesville as several cars move slowly along the same avenue. Abruptly, a silver or gray vehicle rams into the back of another vehicle, slamming one or more cars ahead of it amid the crowd of protesters. The driver backs up and rapidly flees the scene.

Warning: The video contains graphic images.


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