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Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:25

A Celebration in the Streets, Then Screams

Written by  Priscilla Alvarez

A car plowed through pedestrians on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia amid protests Saturday. “Several pedestrians struck. Multiple injuries,” state police said on Twitter.

The crowd had gathered to celebrate, an eyewitness told The Atlantic, because the white nationalists who’d gathered there had finally left.

Those protesting the Unite the Right rally were celebrating their perceived victory. The mood was jubilant. Then, screaming.

CPD & VSP respond to 3-vehicle crash at Water & 4th streets. Several pedestrians struck. Multiple injuries. 1/2 #cvilleaug12pic.twitter.com/DdHYdL0Uvu

— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) August 12, 2017

In a follow-up tweet, state police urged people to avoid the area “to allow medics access to the crash scene,” adding that “more info will be released when available.

Read more at TheAtlantic

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