A car has driven into a group of pedestrians at a downtown Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally, multiple outlets report.
Several people were injured and are receiving medical treatment at the scene, Time reports.
In a video posted on Twitter, a vehicle can be seen driving through the crowd and hitting another car. It appears the car hit counter-protestors who came out Saturday to stand against the “Unite the Right” rally.
Video of driving through crowd of protesters in #Charlottesville
— Severin Jahn (@severin_jahn) August 12, 2017
The incident comes hours after Virgina’s governor declared a state of emergency at 11 a.m., according to the Washington Post.
Saturday’s rally was in protest to plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a Charlottesville city park.
Last night, hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists marched through the University of Virginia campus chanting “White lives matter” and “you will not replace us.”
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 12, 2017
On Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump asked both groups to remain peaceful tweeting, “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
This story is developing