Vehicle plows into crowd in Virginia city, leaving several injured

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 02:53:00 AM. It was not clear whether the incident was connected to an earlier clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – At least one vehicle hit a crowd of people gathered in a Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, hours after police broke up a clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters, according to witnesses, but it was not clear whether the incident was connected to the earlier melee.

The accident involved three vehicles, and there were multiple injuries, Charlottesville city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler said in a text message.

[Violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va.]

At least four injured people were spotted at the location where the vehicle struck demonstrators, including one person who was taken away on a stretcher by paramedics. Multiple ambulances were on the scene soon after the early-afternoon incident.

Charlottesville police said in a statement on Facebook that they and Virginia State Police were at the scene of the incident in the city's downtown.

(Reporting by Brandon Shulleeta)

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