Deadly Day in Charlottesville, VA

A Saturday rally for white supremacists in response to the removal of a Confederate monument was met with counter-protesters. , including Antifa members. As the two sides clashed, things turned bloody – and deadly. Police began dispersing the crowd and the Governor declared a state of emergency. Shortly afterwards, a driver ran into a group of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring 19 others. The driver has since been arrested and is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder. Officials say at least 15 others were injured in the scuffles where blood was drawn, pepper spray was fired, and urine was thrown. Two  Virginia State Troopers died in a helicopter crash as they were providing aerial support in response to the Governor’s declared state of emergency.

 

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