CHARLOTTESVILLE HORROR! AMERICAN TERRORISM! A CAR PLOWS INTO CROWD DURING PROTEST!
Anti-racist protesters shared a “beautiful” moment together before terror struck when a car plowed into the massive crowd of people demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. One person died and 19 others were injured in the incident.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer announced the death on Twitter, hours after the governor declared a state of emergency. Hospital officials confirmed to The Associated Press the number of casualties. Fifteen other injuries were reported related to the rally, the City of Charlottesville said.
The victim who died was a 32-year-old female, Chief Al Thomas of the Charlottesville Police Department said at a news conference.
Following a morning of clashes, the white supremacists at the rally and counter-protesters began to clear out Saturday afternoon after police threatened arrests. Hundreds of counter-protesters had met together to oppose the white supremacist gathering, marching in solidarity with marginalized groups, chanting “Black Lives Matter!” among other slogans.
“It was an incredible scene,” 23-year-old Thomas Pilnik, who captured the anti-racist counter-demonstration on video, told HuffPost. “It was the most beautiful counter-rally.”
Moments later, a car plowed into the crowd, and bodies went flying.
“It was just terrifying,” said Pilnik, who has lived in Charlottesville for five years and works as an administrator for the University of Virginia’s school of engineering. “I remember people flying into me, telling me to run and get out of the way and watching people fly like they were just bowling pins.”
Pilnik added that it was a “beautiful moment ripped away from us.”
The suspected driver of the vehicle is now in custody. You can see him below
God help us!