Video: 1 dead, 19 injured as car crashes into Virginia protest

Violent protests in Charlottesville turned deadly when a car plowed through hundreds of demonstrators. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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At least one person has died after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday — and it was caught on video.

Video captured during Saturday’s violent clashes shows a 2010 Dodge Challenger speeding down a street crowded with people, plowing through pedestrians before hitting the rear of another vehicle. Afterward, the car is seen speeding in reverse with heavy front-end damage.

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According to the Associated Press, there were “several hundred” demonstrators in the crowd when the car drove through it.

Law enforcement officers say that 19 people were injured in horrifying incident while one person has passed away due to injuries sustained from being hit by the car.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer wrote on Twitter that he is “heartbroken” over the death.

“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will–go home,” Signer wrote.

The names of the deceased person and the injured demonstrators have yet to be released.

Thankfully, police have arrested a person they believe is the driver of the vehicle. It likely wasn’t difficult to locate the driver, given the vehicle’s characteristics and it’s license plate were widely captured on video.

The AP reported the driver of the vehicle is a man. Police have yet to release the suspect’s name.

Protests remain ongoing in Charlottesville. “Alt-Right” supporters and white nationalists had gathered in the city to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The demonstrations became violent when counter-protesters and Antifa demonstrators confronted the confederate supporters.

Prior to the violence on Saturday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) gave his state’s National Guard “stand-by” orders. McAuliffe later declared a state of emergency for the Charlottesville area on Saturday. – The Blaze

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  • Lets take all the BLM morons, ANTIFA dip shits, and white supremacy douche bags and drop them off in the nearest desert. Maybe then they will learn to get along and help each other out!…..or……maybe they won’t. Either way the rest of us civilized moderate thinking people can live in peace and harmony with each other!