'Unite the Right' Rally in Virginia Takes a Violent Turn as Vehicle Plows Into Crowd of Counterprotesters
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The “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has taken a violent turn.
What happened? A vehicle rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters on the street:
According to the Associated Press:
Authorities are on the scene after a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville.
An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately afterward the incident, which occurred approximately two hours after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.
At this time, the result of the incident and the injuries are not clear.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
UPDATE [8/12/17, 3:34 p.m. EST]:
The mayor of Charlottesville has announced that one person has died from the incident.