At Least One Dead In Charlottesville As Protests Continue

A flyer for the Aug. 12 event in Virginia

At least nineteen others were hurt - suffering minor to life-threatening injuries, authorities said Saturday.

The crash happened just a few hours after a auto plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the white nationalist rally.

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

Here are a few more photos from the scene, after the vehicle hit the crowd. How the chopper crash, and subsequent fatalities, are linked was not immediately clear. The impact sent bodies flying and left many sprawled in the streets, lying in pools of blood. The auto then rapidly drives away in reverse as several people lay on the ground injured.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

A large police force was in the area as the result of violent white supremacists rally and counter-protest on Saturday.

Writing on Twitter, she said: 'They are coming for the church! The police are treating it as a criminal homicide, and charges are pending.

At least one person has died and 19 were injured after a auto ploughed into anti-fascist protesters opposing a major white nationalist march planned for this weekend.

Last summer, James tweeted in support of Black Lives Matter and said he "shed multiple tears" after police shot and killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Charlottesville's City Council in April voted to rid Emancipation Park of Lee's statue - a decision that angered white nationalists, who held a similar demonstration, complete with torches, around the monument in May. They began to disperse after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police told attendees to depart.

The Bell 407 helicopter with two people on board crashed 7 miles south west of Charlottesville, Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said in an email.

President Donald Trump spoke Saturday at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey before signing a bill for veterans.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides".

"I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours", McAuliffe said in a statement. More protesters gathered to rally against the right-wing demonstrators.

Photos from the Daily Progress show the gray Dodge Challenger with the OH license plate GVF 1111 as it drove into the people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally.

The college town was plunged into turmoil Friday night when torch-bearing white supremacists proudly waving Confederate flags marched through the University of Virginia.

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