1 killed, driver arrested in Charlottesville

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

Virginia State Police and Charlottesville Police are investigating the incident.

Members of anti-fascist and anti-racist groups were also on the scene last night and several fights broke out at the foot of the Thomas Jefferson statue.

Officials said the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody by Charlottesville Police.

Police declared the outbreak of violence represented an unlawful assembly and told the crowds to disperse.

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Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted that he was "heartbroken that a life has been lost here" and urged "all people of good will [to] go home".

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said law enforcement is investigating the "intolerable" violence displayed on the campus. This comes after alt-right terrorists have been throwing bottles, hitting people with sticks and brandishing assault weapons during the rally.

The white nationalists were protesting the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Multiple injuries are being reported this afternoon, as a vehicle has struck a group of protesters fighting against white supremacy in Charlottesvillle, Virginia. "The goal in moving the Unite the Right Rally from Emancipation Park to a larger, more accommodating space like McIntire Park had nothing to do with the content of the demonstrators' speech".

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