Shocking video shows car slam into protesters at ‘Unite the Right’ rally

The crash followed hours of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

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Graphic video: A bystander captures the moment a car slams into a crowd at a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them.(Photo: Steve Helber, AP)

Shocking video shows the moment a car speed down a Charlottesville, Va., street, hit a group of protesters and sped off.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon during violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters at what was scheduled to be a rally for white nationalists.

The amateur video starts with a tire screech of what looks to be a silver Dodge Charger, which then accelerates forward toward a group of peaceful protesters. The car crashes into the rear of another car as people are heard screaming. The car, with a damaged front end, then shifts into reverse down the narrow street and drives away. 

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

 

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