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
The violence erupted in Charlottesville on Saturday, leading to multiple casualties. Earlier in the day, a few hundred demonstrators marched to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, seen to glorify the era of slavery.
In response to the clashes, the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, declared a state of emergency in the city.