Suspect arrested for plowing into crowd in Charlottesville, VA

Kelvin Reese
August 14, 2017

Authorities have identified the suspect who allegedly plowed through a crowd of pedestrians during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman, as James Alex Fields, Jr., according authorities.

Authorities arrested a 20 year old man for allegedly plowing his auto into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, VA.

The victim of the deadly crash was a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street, according to law-enforcement officials.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly ramming his auto into a crowd of protesters, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The tragedy occurred doing a day marked by violence, as white supremacists descended upon the college town by the hundreds and thousands of counter-protesters blocked their way.

The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead.

Video of the incident shows a auto speeding down a narrow street filled with protesters before slamming into protesters and sending them ariborne, ultimately stopping only when it hit a line of cars.

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Alt-right activists held torches and marched late Friday through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.

Investigators say Fields drove his auto into the crowd as thousands of White Nationalists took to the streets. After marchers clashed with counter-protesters (mainly anitfa), police ruled the nightly demonstration an unlawful assembly, and broke it up.

The "Unite the Right" rally began as a protest of plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.

One death has been confirmed after a vehicle ran into a crowd during the rally.

He had previously tweeted a similar message about a auto driving into pedestrians in the city after a violence rally was dispersed.

The park was renamed Emancipation Park in June.

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