Someone drove a car into a crowd of protestors rallying against a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
A reporter from The Daily Progress captured the moment when someone driving a 2010 Dodge Challenger plowed into a group of counter protestors.
Video footage shows the car driving at high speed for quite some distance before plowing into the screaming crowd. At least one person was killed and at least 19 others are wounded.
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
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
Police have taken a suspect into custody, but have not identified him yet.
“We are currently treating this as a criminal homicide investigation,” Charlottesville police Chief Al Thomas told reporters. A 32-year-old woman who has not been named by police yet, was killed by her injuries sustained in the crash. Eyewitnesses have described the act as deliberate.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after clashes escalated. President Trump condemned hatred and bigotry from both sides.