Vehicle plows into marchers after violent clashes at Virginia white nationalist rally

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 01:37:21 AM. Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday.
Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. At least one person was arrested. Medical teams are on the scene after a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville. An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately afterward the incident, which occurred approximately two hours after violent clashes between white protesters and counter-protesters began. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after the chaotic clashes. Small bands of protesters who showed up to express their opposition to the rally were seen marching around the city peacefully by midafternoon, chanting and waving flags. Helicopters circled overhead. As of 12:30 p.m., a city spokeswoman said a single arrest was reported. Emergency medical personnel have responded to eight injuries related to the event. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a "pro-white" rally to protest the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. Colleen Cook, 26, stood on a curb shouting at the rally attendees to go home. Cook, a teacher who attended the University of Virginia, said she sent her son, who is black, out of town for the weekend....Read more
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