Vehicle plows into crowd in Virginia city, several hurt: witnesses




  • In US
  • 2017-08-12 19:26:09Z
  • By Reuters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, vA. (Reuters) - At least one vehicle hit a crowd of people gathered in a Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, hours after police broke up a clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters, according to witnesses, but it was not clear whether the incident was connected to the earlier melee.

The accident involved three vehicles, and there were multiple injuries, Charlottesville city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler said in a text message.

At least four injured people were spotted at the location where the vehicle struck demonstrators, including one person who was taken away on a stretcher by paramedics. Multiple ambulances were on the scene soon after the early-afternoon incident.

Charlottesville police said in a statement on Facebook that they and Virginia State Police were at the scene of the incident in the city's downtown.

(Reporting by Brandon Shulleeta; Writing by Frank McGurty; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

COMMENTS

More Related News

Blaming 'Bad Dudes' Masks the Role of Women in the History of White Nationalism
Blaming 'Bad Dudes' Masks the Role of Women in the History of White Nationalism

The president's choice of words-placing blame on "bad dudes"-sheds light on the forgotten role of women in the history of white nationalism.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: US

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.