“They were just bulldozing through people”, one anti-fascist rally member, according to Raw Story. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency.
Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) August 12, 2017
1 person dies, 19 hurt after car plows into group of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., hospital official says. https://t.co/QDZox5MWIh
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2017
Public Reactions on Twitter was varied and obviously had 2 clear sides.
The Nazis and KKK in #Charlotesville today represent the worst of America. Absolutely disgusting.
— Rory O'Malley (@RoryOMalley) August 12, 2017
— BSA @ UVA (@BSAatUVA) August 12, 2017
After years of anti white bigotry hurled by the black community & liberals & erasure of history, whites fight back and media loses its mind
— Deplorable MD 🇺🇸 (@cpiersonmd) August 12, 2017
David Duke said we “must take our country back”.
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 12, 2017
Some supporters of President Trump and #MAGA were angry that they were packaged together with the alt-right.
— OyVayDiosMio (@Truthseeker126) August 12, 2017
I'm white/care about America. That in no way makes me or people who feel the same way NAZIS or white supremacists. #MSM narrative is a joke.
— 🇺🇸A.D. WHITMAN🇺🇸 (@AD_WHITMAN) August 12, 2017
President Trump has stated this, regarding the violence.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said during a short statement from his private golf club in New Jersey. “It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.” (CNN)
The president however, tweeted later:
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017