Protests in Charlottesville, Virginia have erupted into violent exchanges, including reports of a car slamming into protestors.
Axios reports that several people have been arrested:
Information is still being released. Variousphotos from the scene posted online showed numerous protestors bloodied and being carried away on stretchers. It’s unclear how many were injured from the car attack, but NYT reported several protestors and one UVA police officer have been injured throughout the day’s protest. Various arrests have taken place as well, including Richard Spencer.
Here’s the video (GRAPHIC content):
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
Fox News reports Virginia Governor has declared a state of emergency following the escalated violence:
There was no official word on the number of injuries, but The Washington Post reported that at least 10 pedestrians had been hurt.
Earlier Saturday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared the state of emergency as rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other ahead of the demonstration.