1 Dead, 19 Injured After Car Drives Into Counterprotesters In Virginia

13 Aug , 2017 Culture

One person was killed, and 19 others were injured when a pair of cars intentionally drove into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, VA, the New York Times reports. The violence erupted amid a planned Unite the Right rally over the town’s decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. The Associated Press shared a video of the car driving into the crowd (warning: video is extremely graphic). Mayor Mike Singer confirmed on NBC’s Meet The Press that the victim was Heather Heyer, a Charlottesville resident who was 32 years old.

The Virginia State Police confirmed that one person was dead and that the crash will be investigated as vehicular homicide. At a press conference on Saturday evening, the Charlottesville police chief stated that the violence was “premeditated.”

UPDATE: 3 fatalities in C-Ville today – 1 in crash being investigated as vehicular homicide & 2 in helicopter crash in Albemarle Co. pic.twitter.com/hldckqBWTw

— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) August 12, 2017

Charlottesville police chief says violence was “premeditated,” suspect is in custody https://t.co/rtTBkVpHdc

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 12, 2017

14 other people were injured in violence between white nationalist protesters and counterprotesters. The …read more

Source:: Refinery29

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