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LATEST: Car rams into crowd at violent Virginia rally: Witnesses

LATEST: Car rams into crowd at violent Virginia rally: Witnesses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, United States (AFP) - A vehicle ploughed into a crowd of people on Saturday (Aug 12) at a Virginia rally where violence erupted between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters, witnesses said, causing an unclear number of injuries. A witness said one girl got “tore up” after the car “backed up and they hit again.” The incident occurred as hundreds had descended on the normally tranquil picturesque city of Charlottesville either to take part in or voice condemnation for a far-right rally that quickly erupted in violence, prompting the state’s governor to declare a state of emergency as law enforcement tried to quell skirmishes. Hundreds were in Charlottesville either to demonstrate in or rail against a “Unite the Right Rally,” one day after hundreds of torch-bearing marchers demonstrated at the normally tranquil city’s university campus. Get ...

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