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Cops arrest James Fields, driver vehicle that killed one dead, injured dozens after mowing down counter-protesters in Virginia at white supremacist rally

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One dead, dozens injured as male driver ploughs into crowd of counter-protesters in Virginia at tumultuous white supremacist rally
People flew into the air as vehicle drove into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them
Cops arrested James Fields, 20, who is suspected of being the driver that crashed into counter-protesters 
Fields was charged with murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at a fatal accident.
Video of the terrifying moment shows at least one person being tossed into the air as the silver Dodge Charger mowed into the crowd.
“Yeah, it was intentional,” said witness Dan Miller. “About 40 miles an hour, hit about 15-20 people, crashed into the two cars in front of it, and then backed up and sped away while cops were standing on the side of the road and didn’t do anything.”
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Cops arrested James Fields who is suspected of being the driver that crashed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12
People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12,.jpgProtesters fly into the air as a vehicle drives into protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them.
Terrified screams replaced chants as the peaceful marchers dove out of the way of the crash.
The injured littered the ground receiving medical treatment.
The 20-year-old driver was arrested a few blocks away and identified Saturday night as James Fields, of Ohio.
He was charged with murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at a fatal accident.

University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed one person was killed and 19 others were being treated for injuries at the hospital.
Tensions had flared early as  protesters and White Supremacists clashed in Virginia early Saturday ahead of a massive gathering of white nationalists, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists.
Thousands descended upon the usually sleepy college town of Charlottesville, hours after torch-carrying white nationalists marched through the campus of the University of Virginia.
A state of emergency was declared by Charlottesville officials just after 11 a.m., according to the Daily Progress.
At least two people were injured in the earlier clashes as protesters and opponents stormed into a downtown park and used pepper spray on one another, officials said Plastic bottles and other objects were lobbed between the two sides.

Dozens of people were in the street as the car sped toward them, the video shows 2Injured neo-Nazi supremacist gets medical  attention
Dozens of people were in the street as the car sped toward them, the video showsDozens of people were in the street as the car ploughs through them, the video shows

A second video shows the silver car reversing down several blocks, its front bumper dragging along the ground, as the driver flees the scene of the carnage.
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested. Moran did not immediately provide a name of the driver.

People tend to a counter-protester lying on the ground after he was hit by a car.jpgA counter-protester lying on the ground, receives attention after he was hit by a car during the facist vs anti-facist clashes Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Tensions in the Southern city had already been high as protesters and opponents clashed early ahead of a massive gathering of white nationalists, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists.
Thousands of protesters and opponents descended upon the usually sleepy college town of Charlottesville, hours after torch-carrying white supremacists marched through the campus of the University of Virginia.

At least two people were injured earlier as demonstrators with the “Unite the Right” rally — many clad in combat and Nazi gear and opponents stormed into a downtown park and used pepper spray on one another, officials said.
“There was someone in a dark vehicle that sped, very quickly, down this road and rammed into the crowd,” witness Nic McCarthy told C-VILLE Weekly.
“People… He backed up and he went back in again.”
McCarthy said he wasn’t sure how many people were injured.
“A dozen at least,” he said. “There was a girl that was caught and she was trying to get up and it ran over her again.
“I hope the cops catch these terrorists,” McCarthy added.

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