13 August, 2017
Several hundred protesters were marching when the auto appeared to deliberately drive into a group of them, The Associated Press reported.
At least three people were killed on Saturday and 35 injured after protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a auto plowed into a crowd, officials said.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", Trump said. "We all started running to give first aid, but then he backed up and I thought he might make another run at the crowd".
Chaos in Charlottesville Car Plows Into Crowd Warning
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". The auto then rapidly drives away in reverse as several people lay on the ground injured.
According to a report from CBS News, at least four people were injured and "at least six people are on the ground". Multiple injuries have been reported.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has ordered members of the National Guard to be on standby at the event today, and declared a state of emergency after things turned violent. The rally has been strongly condemned both by McAuliffe and the local authorities, as well as the United States president Donald Trump. There is no place for this kind of violence in America.