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Disturbing Video Shows Dodge Challenger Plow Into Crowd Of Protesters In Charlottesville

Disturbing Video Shows Dodge Challenger Plow Into Crowd Of Protesters In Charlottesville
From Deadspin - August 12, 2017

Anti-Fascism and anti-racism protests that began in response to an alt-right rally near the University of Virginia campus last night has resulted in violent clashes, with the latest reports and video showing a car plowing through a crowded street of people.

Warning: the video embedded below shows the car running over people:

The video above shows a Dodge Challenger accelerating into a crowd of what appears to be anti-racist protesters. According to a follow-up tweet, the video has been shared with police to help identify the vehicle. Its unclear how many people have been injured in the incident, but other videos on the scene show multiple people bleeding and laid out on the ground.

Former Gizmodo writer and friend of the site William Turton tweeted that two of his friends at the scene were injured when the car came through:

Other videos show injured people being treated by other protesters, some shouting for medical aid:

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had declared a state of emergency earlier today, and Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer blamed President Trump for inflaming racial prejudices during his presidential campaign last year, via The Independent.

Update, 2:44 p.m.:

Update, 2:52 p.m.: Video recorded of a Periscope stream shows the point of impact where the car ran into the crowd. Warning: the video is extremely graphic:

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