Car strikes counter-protesters at Va. white supremacist rally

Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home.

— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017

Several people have been injured after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters marching against a “pro-white” rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., witnesses said.

Video of the terrifying moment shows at least one person being tossed into the air as the silver Dodge Charger mowed into the crowd.

“Yeah, it was intentional,” said witness Dan Miller. “About 40 miles an hour, hit about 15-20 people, crashed into the two cars in front of it, and then backed up and sped away while cops were standing on the side of the road and didn’t do anything.”

A woman receives first aid after a car drove into a crowd of protesters Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.


Terrified screams replaced chants as the peaceful marchers dove out of the way of the crash.

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An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment.

Dozens of people were in the street as the car, which had no license plates, sped toward them, the video shows.

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“Somebody was deliberately running down people,” said another witness named Wyatt. “I was just trying to pick people up off the ground and make sure that nobody was dead.”

A second video shows the silver car reversing down several blocks, its front bumper dragging along the ground, as the driver flees the scene of the carnage. 

#BREAKING: I just watched a car plow through dozens of protesters. Extremely heavy injuries #Charlottesville

— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) August 12, 2017

Tensions in the Southern city had already been high as protesters and opponents clashed early ahead of a massive gathering of white nationalists, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists.

Thousands of protesters and opponents descended upon the usually sleepy college town of Charlottesville, hours after torch-carrying of white supremacists marched through the campus of the University of Virginia.

BREAKING: Several people hit by car in #Charlottesville. Multiple injuries. #altright #unitethe right @CBSNews

— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) August 12, 2017

At least two people were injured earlier as demonstrators, many clad in combat and Nazi gear, with the “Unite the Right” rally and opponents stormed into a downtown park and used pepper spray on one another, officials said. 

“There was someone in a dark vehicle that sped, very quickly, down this road and rammed into the crowd,” witness Nic McCarthy told C-VILLE Weekly. “People… He backed up and he went back in again.”

More victims brought 2 ambulance. Less severe. Second man, Riley, had injury to leg. #Charlottesville

— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) August 12, 2017

McCarthy said he wasn’t sure how many people were injured.

“A dozen at least,” he said. “There was a girl that was caught and she was trying to get up and it ran over her again.

“I hope the cops catch these terrorists,” McCarthy added.

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