CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJHG/WECP) - A state of emergency has been declared in Virginia.
Violent clashed broke out Saturday in Charlottesville as thousands of White Nationalists took to the streets. A car plowed in a crowd of protestors, and the city's mayor says at least one person is dead.
Social media videos show the moment when a car plowed into a crowd of people on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Witnesses say the victims were counter protesters marching to oppose thousands of White Nationalists who descended on the city for a second straight day. "I saw at least two or three people fly over the hood of his car," one witness said, "and then, he hit another car that was parked in front of him."
At least one person was killed, around 20 were injured in the crash.
The crash followed a morning of violent battles between White Nationalists and counter protesters. Alt-right and White Nationalist groups are in Charlottesville to protest the city's planned removal of its Robert E. Lee statue. Displaying Confederate and Nazi symbols, they taunted people who confronted their message of hate.
President Donald Trump spoke about the incident Saturday at his New Jersey golf club. "We comdemn in strongest terms this display of hatred bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides. This has been going on for a long time in our country. Above all else, we must remember this truth no matter color creed, party. We are all Americans first.
Virginia Governor Terry Mcauliffe declared a state of emergency, giving the state more resources to try to keep the peace.
Charlotteville police say, one drive has been taken into custody. At least 35 people were injured in the protest clashes and the car crash Saturday.
Chris Pollone NBC News.