Car crashes into crowd protesting against white supremacists march in Virginia
The situation in Charlottesville has continued to deteriorate throughout the day.
On Saturday, a "Unite the Right" march took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Following early reports of violence between white supremacists and peaceful protesters, a state of emergency was declared in the area, but even that did nothing to stem the issue.
Some of the people present were recording the protest when a car suddenly rammed into the crowd, causing a multi-vehicle accident, before reversing and rapidly speeding away.
There has been no confirmation of the number of people injured in the incident, or the extent of those injuries.
WARNING: viewer discretion is advised for the following footage.
Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
Others have taken to Twitter to report further escalations in the area, including how the local authorities are attempting to deal with the situation:
— Héctor E. Alcalá (@Hector_E_Alcala) August 12, 2017
— Robert King (@RbtKing) August 12, 2017
Another fight. Cops nowhere. pic.twitter.com/MYcXDL2p44
— Baynard Woods (@baynardwoods) August 12, 2017
Counterprotesters are throwing water balloons filled with pink paint at white nationalists - as seen on this police car pic.twitter.com/4GZ54Ho1yZ
— Ned Oliver (@nedoliver) August 12, 2017
More to follow...