WATCH: A Car Rams Through Counter Protesters in Charlottesville
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WATCH: A Car Rams Through Counter Protesters in Charlottesville

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A video shows a car ramming through a large group of protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday.

At least three people are dead and dozens more are left badly injured after a vehicle drove through a large group of counter protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.

In a disturbing video of the incident, the group, waving LGBTQ flags and “Black Lives Matter” signs, are seen marching down a street and chanting things such as “our streets” in relation to the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally taking place in the city over the weekend.

Suddenly, a vehicle is seen speeding down the street, ramming into the group to many shrieks and shocked expressions. The car travels at a high rate of speed in reverse and appears to leave the scene.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said that so far, one person has been declared dead from the car ramming, and police said another 19 were injured.

Watch the videos below:

Note: The videos contains disturbing content and language.


EMTs rushed to the scene, and one Twitter user said a woman being brought into an ambulance seemed “unresponsive” after being a victim of the car ramming.

The incident occurred as widespread protests in Charlottesville are turning increasingly more violent. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a “State of Emergency” in Charlottesville on Friday, and the Virginia National Guard has been sent in to attempt to control the area.

Another video posted to Twitter shows the drama that ensued after the car ramming, as members of the National Guard arrived on scene and pointed a gun as authorities rushed to tend to the injured.

See below for images after the crash, but be warned that they contain graphic content.

Less than an hour before the car ramming, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to denounce the violent protests and hate expressed through them.

“We ALL must be united and condemn all that hate stands for,” Trump tweeted. “There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one!”

Trump’s remarks come following a night of protests where demonstrators carried torches and marched in unison around a Thomas Jefferson statue. Some of the demonstrations turned violent, and many people were seen giving Nazi-like salutes and chanting things such as “white lives matter” and “anti white.”

Hundreds of people from across the nation have flocked to the University of Virginia campus to take part in the “Unite the Right” rally, which started as a protest of a proposal that would remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a local park. The protests were slated to happen all weekend, and police have been sent out in full force.

On Saturday, supporters of the “Unite the Right” and counter protesters continued to clash in the streets, and people were seen clubbing one another as pepper spray filled the air, the New York Times reported. Police, with the help of the National Guard, cleared the area and arrested some of those involved in the clashes. 

Fifteeen additional people were injured Saturday in incidents separate from the car ramming. 


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Anonymous

Maybe next time stay off the streets. Try assembling legally in a park or something. No excuses. Now this poor lady is dead! Wtf! Get ur asses on the sidewalk. Its strange because i kept seeing leftists grabing those guys dixie flags and attacking those racists! Wtf happened to America. Those very leftists used to cry preaching tolerance for different opinions and ways of life! Now i see the very same leftists are like the terrorists today. They refuse to let people have the freedom to not like or want cirtain people. South Park made them famous. Called them the PC police! I think the BOTH sides were wrong and it cost 1 life! Not like the noreigian guy that went on a killing rampage at a kids summer camp killing 77 women and children because of his opinions and judgments of how others SHOULD be and live. He got 20 to life. While madoff got 400 years for a ponzi scheam but we let rapists and pedofiles back out of prison!!!!!!!! GOD help us all, and to all a good night!

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Gibs

I wonder why none of the publications are showing the video that catches the car being hit with at least one blunt object literal split seconds before it accelerates into the crowd? Given this piece of evidence, I am inclined to believe the man reacted instinctively to being attacked but members of the crowd. Prior to the attack on the vehicle it was simply slowly approaching the crowd, likely simply wishing to pass through and continue on its way, however, it is hit with some blunt object, and immediately accelerates into the crowd.

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Dee

Absolutely correct Gibs. We slowed it down and saw that he was braking and was hit with at least one bat before the crowd swarmed his car and blinded him to the car that he hit in front. You can see that he hit it slowly. You can also see that he never hit a single person as he drove down that road. They got hit because they swarmed him and he tried to escape. Cops better do the right thing here.

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notsuperatall

So black people can riot, loot, and cause millions in property damage, and nothing happens. Whereas white people just organize an event and they call it “unlawful assembley”. Looks like a pretty glaring double standard to me.

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RealLife

You can see a rioter on the left throw something at the car before it accelerates. I’d be scared too.

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ILoveItWhenWhiteKidsOD

Drumplovers deserve to watch their poisoned seeds die of ALS in front of them. Disgusting dog-smelling cave monkeys.

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Amanda P

Shame on people who still proudly say that they support Trump. Wake up before it’s too late! History will not forgive you.

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SuckMyDickWhiteAmerikkka

Your cumskin mother should have been anally impaled until prolapse and torched crispy during her last trimester carrying you.

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Anonymous

A live video just showed Antifa throwing urine-filled water balloons at the white nationalists!

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Anonymous

An anti-Trump driver. They think he may have been under the influence.
twitter dot com/BadIdeasVs/status/896474923694137344

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Anonymous

Driver’s Twitter:
“Nationalism is brainwash. We’ll always be separated until we come togeter…the world and its people are beautiful. Not just America, pro world…” – Joel VanGh**uwe
“If only Trump was aborted.” – Joel VanGh**uwe

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Anonymous

Fark was wrong. This may be the previous owner. Another suspect is named, a Republican.

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Anonymous

Bullshit. This was clearly just a guy who snapped because idiots tried his patients.

Maybe don’t stand in the middle of the road and you all wont risk pissing these type of people off.

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Doc Mac

I’ve watched some of the various videos, I am amazed at the fact that a bunch of ANTIFA and BLM people get irate at the police for not being on scene before or sooner afterwards. These SAME people who have nothing good to say about police, who would have been angry had the police been there before anything happened, yell at the police for taking literally 25 seconds to get on scene and cry for more of them to arrive when something happens. Just goes to show, they do not know what they want, trying to shutdown another group exercising free speech, and then calling for cops when they spend the rest of their time wailing about freedom of expression when anyone doesn’t agree with and support them 100% and claiming any police presence is intimidation or suppression.

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Anonymous

twitter dot com/ACLUVA/status/896428776988475393
Correction: Dodge challenger hit the car with the soft-top from behind.
How do you reply to the initial comments of an article?

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Anonymous

Better photos of challenger:
Heading into crowd: pbs dot twimg dot com/media/DHDT6HTXYAEoSHc.jpg:large
Crashed into soft-top: pbs dot twimg dot com/media/DHDGaZXXgAEohDS.jpg

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Anonymous

“It appeared the suspect in the ramming was driving a silver Dodge Challenger, and his or her identity or status has not yet been disclosed.”
– The linked photo is not the same car in the ramming, which is a soft-top convertible.

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Anonymous

You can’t tell from the video if the driver felt that his life was being threatened. I’ve seen crowds of protesters block the road like that before, and they randomly attack cars on the road as they pass by. We’ll have to wait on the police report, but this is exactly why you need to file with the city whenever you plan a protest. The counter-protesters didn’t do that.

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