Car Plows into protestors in Charlottesville, virginia

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2017-08-12 21:59:32 Category: News & Politics מאת:
A vehicle plowed through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday after police broke up violent clashes between far-right groups and counter-demonstrators. Multiple people were injured in the collision, according to Charlottesville Police, who urged people to stay clear of the area to allow emergency medical personnel to respond. It was not immediately clear if the incident was deliberate, though one witness said the collision was "absolutely intentional," according to The Washington Post's Joe Heim. The driver of the vehicle was taken into police custody. Video posted on social media shows a car careening through the crowd as another vehicle rams into its rear bumper before backing away. In other photos and videos posted online Saturday, people can be seen being treated for injuries. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer took to Twitter after the collision to express outrage at the chaos that transpired Saturday, urging protesters to clear the streets and "go home."