At least 6 pedestrians struck along route of white nationalist march; witness said it was ‘absolutely intentional’

Washington Post Travel 11 days ago

BREAKING NEWS, 2:33 p.m. At least six pedestrians were struck in a crash involving multiple vehicles in Charlottesville, according to the city government’s Twitter account. Matthew Korbon of Charlottesville said he was standing 10 feet from where the crash happened. He saw a car at high speed rear-end another car, then back up and plow through pedestrians. Charlottesville police said at least three vehicles were involved in the incident.

After a morning of violent clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters, police ordered hundreds of people out of a downtown park, putting an end to a noon rally before it even began.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency shortly before 11 a.m., blaming the violence on “mostly out-of-state protesters.”

“I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours,” McAuliffe (D) said.

Other elected leaders in Virginia and elsewhere also urged peace, blasting the white supremacist views on display in Charlottesville as ugly. U.S. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) called their display “repugnant.”

Open source
Read also:
Miami Herald 13 days ago
When Ariana Sophia Cruz-Gutierrez was born, she weighed just 12 ounces. That’s less than the weight of three sticks of butter. Cruz-Gutierrez —who...
TIME Politics 13 days ago
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says that perhaps his ‘fire and fury’ warning to North Korea “wasn’t tough enough.” Trump is issuing a new...
TIME 13 days ago
It’s been quite the harrowing year for Jimmy Kimmel — but things are looking up. The late-night host and wife Molly McNearney‘s baby boy William...
TIME Auto 11 days ago
Authorities are on the scene after a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville. An Associated Press...
TIME Auto 11 days ago
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Hundreds of people are facing off in Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the Virginia city’s... Auto 11 days ago
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of people are facing off in Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally planned in the Virginia city’s...
The Sun 12 days ago
ROBYN Bailey put her expanding waistline down to being loved-up with her boyfriend – but when she was struck down with ‘appendicitis’, she discovered...
Miami Herald Sports 11 days ago
Ryan Tannehill, who in the coming days will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL, will “absolutely” be ready for the start of the 2018 season, Adam...
Washington Post Travel 11 days ago
Chanting “White lives matter!” “You will not replace us!” and “Jews will not replace us!” several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists...
The Sun Auto 11 days ago
TORCH wielding white supremacists chanted Nazi slogans as they marched through a US university last night to complain that white history was being...
One click to connect
Select a social network to associate your account