At least one person was reportedly killed and several others injured when a car sped into a crowd of people who were protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, an event marred by brawls that ended with the governor declaring a state of emergency.
“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here,” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said in a tweet.”I urge all people of good will—go home.”
At least eight injuries had already been reported from various fights around the city before a vehicle hit a group of protesters on Saturday afternoon.
Footage from separate witnesses showed a grey sports car with Ohio license plates speeding toward a crowd from at least a block away and then slamming into the back of two vehicles that were surrounded by people, sending bodies flying. (Los Angeles Times)