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Vehicle hits people at Charlottesville rally - several injured

13 August 2017, 02:14 | Myron Mathis

Protesters clash in Charlottesville VA

Protesters clash in Charlottesville VA

Also yesterday, a helicopter crash that killed state police Lt. H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian and Trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton outside the town was linked to the rally by state police. Virginia's Governor Terry issued a declaration of his own shortly authorities ended the rally. Tonight Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted "I denounce white supremacist rallies and violence in Virginia". You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but patriots", he said, adding, "We are stronger than you.

They claimed that rally organizers had planned a peaceful protest of the removal of Confederate monuments, saying they were attacked by police and funneled into a direct confrontation with antifa counter-protesters.

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when "suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound".

A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another auto, then reversed, barrelling through "a sea of people".

A bewildered Ms Bloom responded on camera, "Running his auto into a crowd of people?" Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.

Scott Stroney, 50, a catering sales director at the University of Virginia who arrived at the scene of the vehicle incident just after the crash, said he was horrified.

These counter-events are being held in direct response to the violence incited at Saturday's so-called "Unite The Right" rally, which was attended by thousands of white supremacists, armed militia groups and Ku Klux Klan members, as well as anti-racist counter-protesters.

At least three people died and 19 others were injured after violent clashes erupted between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in a rally in the USA state of Virginia.

Robert Edward Lee was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.

She said her son hadn't given her any details about the rally but that she told him "to be careful" and to peaceful. Total disaster, ' alt-right figure Richard Spencer said on Twitter.

That continued on Saturday, when he took to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump in the wake of protests and fighting that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier in the day. President Donald Trump tweeted "There is no place for this kind of violence in America".

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