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Auto plows into crowd at alt-right rally

Auto plows into crowd at alt-right rally

Mayor Mike Signor announced the death on his Twitter account and urged people to "go home".

Jason Kessler, who organized the "Unite the Right" rally, filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the city's intentions will violate free speech rights. Authorities said the injuries range from minor to life-threatening.

The violence across the board prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency in Charlottesville, as unofficial armed militia groups surrounded Emancipation Park.

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said law enforcement is investigating the "intolerable" violence displayed on the campus.

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The white nationalists were protesting the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

A group of people described as anti-fascist, anti-racist counter-protesters continued to march in the streets of Charlottesville after the rally was officially shut down. The auto crashes into the rear of another vehicle as people are heard screaming. Video shows a auto ramming into the back of another auto, causing a pile-up and sending people over the top of the vehicle in front of it.

Witnesses say a auto plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting the rally, which was held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville.


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