[VIDEO] Daily Mail reports that a woman was killed and 19 hurt as driver ‘intentionally’ accelerates into counter-protestors and is arrested after riot cops use tear gas to break up violent clashes. Witnesses have described the terrifying moment a car accelerated towards and plowed into a crowd of people protesting at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Saturday.
Screams rang out as the Dodge Challenger careened into anti-fascist demonstrators, throwing bodies into the air, before reversing at high speed.
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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.
‘People… He backed up and he went back in again.’
Upsetting video footage of the vehicle ramming into the crowd, described by some as a terror attack, was uploaded online moments after the fatal collision.
People can be heard crying and shouting in the aftermath of the smash.
One person was killed and at least 26 other people were taken to hospital.
There were several hundred protesters marching when the car drove into a group of them and police said the crash happened near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets.
Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said counter protesters were walking when ‘suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.’ A silver sedan smashed into another car, then backed up, plowing through ‘a sea of people.’
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