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    VA - Car plows through counter-protest marchers at Klan/White Nationalist Rally

    Video below at the Twitter feed of this editor of the Baltimore Daily Paper

    https://twitter.com/notrivia

    Many injured, some seriously
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    Hi Betty,

    There's a thread about the VA protest/counterprotest; the car wreck and events, at this point, are probably related.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ville-08-11-17
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    Quote Originally Posted by OkieChance View Post
    Hi Betty,

    There's a thread about the VA protest/counterprotest; the car wreck and events, at this point, are probably related.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ville-08-11-17
    Thanks! I was looking and couldn't find one.

    ETA: Given this has now become a crime scene and people have been deliberately injured or killed, this should probably remain here or go to Crimes in the News.
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    You're welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Thanks! I was looking and couldn't find one.

    ETA: Given this has now become a crime scene and people have been deliberately injured or killed, this should probably remain here or go to Crimes in the News.
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    Link to CBS News live coverage

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vehicle-...-live-updates/

    Charlottesville police tell CBS News at least four people are injured. CBS News' Bo Erickson reports at least six people are on the ground.

    A dozen medics are carting the injured back and forth on stretchers. The victims appear to be counter-protesters but could be residents, CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid reports.

    The injuries range from minor to life-threatening, authorities said.

    "A car appeared to deliberately mow down pedestrians," eyewitnessed tell Reid.
    In the Unicorn Riot video, you could also see a maroon minivan plow into protestors. The occupants (one an adult woman) climbed out of the minivan and ran away.
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    New York Daily News


    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...=NYDailyNewsTw


    “Yeah, it was intentional,” said witness Dan Miller. “About 40 miles an hour, hit about 15-20 people, crashed into the two cars in front of it, and then backed up and sped away while cops were standing on the side of the road and didn’t do anything.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by OkieChance View Post
    Hi Betty,

    There's a thread about the VA protest/counterprotest; the car wreck and events, at this point, are probably related.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ville-08-11-17
    The linked thread is in the Politivent forum. The political discussion about this topic will stay in politivent. General discussion of this situation and the crimes now associated with it will stay here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Thanks! I was looking and couldn't find one.

    ETA: Given this has now become a crime scene and people have been deliberately injured or killed, this should probably remain here or go to Crimes in the News.
    I think Up to the Minute is still most appropriate considering it is breaking and new developments are still occurring.

    Using these two posts to bounce off of and lay some ground rules:

    Discuss the breaking news, the MSM and this developing situation here. Members who wish to discuss the politics surrounding this situation should do so at this linked thread: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ville-08-11-17

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    Quote Originally Posted by human View Post
    Remember how this type of thing happened in other countries and it was a terrorist act. Will this be called a terrorist act?
    I just heard a talking head say yes, this is a terrorist tactic now.
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    Video of the incident shows a gray Dodge Challenger driving quickly down a narrow side street lined with walking protesters. The sports car rams into the back of a silver convertible, and soon the Dodge driver slams the car in reverse, going back up the street at a high rate of speed, dragging its front bumper. Several people chase the car. As the sports car retreats, a red athletic shoe falls off the bumper.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/us/cha...lly/index.html

    By 11 a.m., the scene had exploded into taunting, shoving and outright brawling. Barricades encircling the park and separating the two sides began to come down, and police temporarily retreated. People were seen clubbing one another in the streets, and pepper spray filled the air.

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    A couple of hours later, a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters, and city officials said there were multiple injuries after a three-car crash.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/u...tionalist.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Link to CBS News live coverage

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vehicle-...-live-updates/

    Charlottesville police tell CBS News at least four people are injured. CBS News' Bo Erickson reports at least six people are on the ground.



    In the Unicorn Riot video, you could also see a maroon minivan plow into protestors. The occupants (one an adult woman) climbed out of the minivan and ran away.
    Can you link that video? I thought it was just one car that rammed the crowd (and in the process rammed the cars in front of it.)


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    One person has died. So sad and disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post
    The linked thread is in the Politivent forum. The political discussion about this topic will stay in politivent. General discussion of this situation and the crimes now associated with it will stay here.



    I think Up to the Minute is still most appropriate considering it is breaking and new developments are still occurring.

    Using these two posts to bounce off of and lay some ground rules:

    Discuss the breaking news, the MSM and this developing situation here. Members who wish to discuss the politics surrounding this situation should do so at this linked thread: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ville-08-11-17

    Thanks, tlcya. I assumed we would still need a thread here to follow arrests, trial, etc.
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    Here's a link to a photo showing the license plate of the Dodge Charger

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/charlott...=news&src=tren


    It looks like an Ohio plate, possibly someone who traveled to the rally.

    ETA: Witness interviewed on CNN said it was driven by a white male with close-cropped hair. Couldn't see a lot more as he had tinted window. He sped away from the scene. Witness helped give first aid to one of the victims.
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    Another link to a still photo of the crash. Horrifying.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/charlott...=news&src=tren
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Another link to a still photo of the crash. Horrifying.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/charlott...=news&src=tren
    This is my city, our police chief just gave a press conference stating that they had the driver of the car, a male. Charged are pending and could include homicide, hate crime and terrorism type charges. It's a sad, sad day for Charlottesville, which is one of the best cities in the world. 2 Virginia State Police Employees also died today in a helicopter crash. The chopper was monitoring the situation in Charlottesville.

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