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How Is This Not Terrorism? Car Strikes A Group of Protesters at Emancipation Park Rally [NSFW]

How Is This Not Terrorism? Car Strikes A Group of Protesters at Emancipation Park Rally [NSFW]

How Is This Not Terrorism? Car Strikes A Group of Protesters at Emancipation Park Rally

Source: ABC

Multiple injuries are being reported this afternoon, as a car has struck a group of protesters fighting against white supremacy in Charlottesvillle, Virginia.

A car crashed into a crowd of peaceful protesters after police in riot gear dispersed crowds at the “Unite the Right” rally Saturday afternoon. This comes after alt-right terrorists have been throwing bottles, hitting people with sticks and brandishing assault weapons during the rally.

A silver sedan drove down the street while protesters were marching peacefully in a long line, although it was not immediately clear whether the driver was acting deliberately (it was). A video, which you can see for yourself below, shows the car speeding down a narrow street, plowing into a crowd and hits another vehicle.

The car’s front is badly damaged and its mangled bumper swings wildly before the driver backs up at a high speed for several blocks, turns left and speeds off, while being chased by police. Online timelines blew up as videos and photos were posted showing several people receiving treatment on the ground. The number of injuries has not been immediately disclosed.

The violence across the board prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency in Charlottesville, as unofficial armed militia groups surrounded Emancipation Park. 500 protesters stood against the fray as white terrorists and alt-right groups left the park shortly after state police declared the gathering an “unlawful assembly” at about 11:40 a.m., about 20 minutes before the rally was scheduled to begin. Donald Drumpf, tweeting from his vacation home in New Jersey, wrote, “We ALL must be united and condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one!”

A vague statement nonetheless, but what do you think of all that has happened. Share with us your thoughts @Okayplayer!


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