Saturday, August 12, 2017

Suspect who plowed into #Charlottesville counter-protestors identified as #JamesAlexFieldsJr! [video]



The city of Charlottesville was engulfed by violence on Saturday as white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments across the South.

White nationalists had long planned a demonstration over the city’s decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. But the rally quickly exploded into racial taunting, shoving and outright brawling, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency and the National Guard to join the police in clearing the area.

Those skirmishes mostly resulted in cuts and bruises. But after the rally at a city park was dispersed, a car bearing Ohio license plates plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing a 32-year-old woman. Some 34 others were injured, at least 19 in the car crash, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The driver of the car has been captured and booked on suspicion of second-degree murder!

via TMZ:

The suspect’s been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old Ohio man. He’s being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run … Virginia police told the Washington Post. He’s reportedly being held without bail.

In disturbing video of the crash … the driver believed to be Fields appeared to deliberately drive his Dodge Challenger into a group of counter-protesters walking down the street, then floored it in reverse in an attempt to flee. He was captured shortly after.


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