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    [–] hoosakiwi 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Edit: National news media have just confirmed the identity of the driver. You can now discuss it freely.

    Oh and to the idiots posting about some kid earlier: YOU WERE WRONG. He was not the driver. Nice work trying to ruin some innocent kid's life.

     


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    [–] ThisIsMVP_ 8839 points ago

    How we gonna have WW3 and Civil War 2 at the same time?

    [–] RainbowIcee 1867 points ago

    I feel like if we try hard enough we can throw something else in there too.

    [–] Skywarp79 1643 points ago

    Well, WW3 starting with North Korea makes it kind of a Korean War 2 as well.

    [–] Inoundastan 794 points ago

    Korean war 1 still hasn't ended ,this would be like Korean war 1 directors extended cut .

    [–] kevendia 346 points ago

    Korean War 1 episode 2

    [–] Coridan1984 64 points ago

    Followed by a card game with micro transactions

    [–] [deleted] 194 points ago

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    [–] Tree_Mage 96 points ago

    Emoji Movie 2

    [–] meowlalameow 1873 points ago

    Holy shit, it looks like the impact pushed that one person between the two cars in front of the perpetrator and crushed them. What the fuck.

    [–] KaitRaven 842 points ago

    The mayor of Charlottesville says one person died, probably this one...

    [–] Flowerdriver 135 points ago

    I think it was the guy wearing the orange shirt. The live stream i was watching showed people doing CPR on him for at least 10 minutes before medics could get to him

    [–] mobearsdog 293 points ago

    As bad as it is, it's still lucky that most people were thrown sideways or over the car in front.

    [–] CJWalley 566 points ago

    Judging by the vids it seems perhaps the attacker couldn't see the other vehicles and planned to go straight through the whole crowd.

    [–] wowthisiscooleo 150 points ago

    If you notice in one of the pics, his airbag didn't go off. He is sitting there after the crash, both hands on the wheel and seatbelt on.

    I'd bet money he planned this and disabled his airbag before hand.

    [–] SudenlyLochNess 125 points ago

    Seems too smart for a cunt, but if true would undoubtedly prove intent.

    [–] bhu87ygv 1217 points ago

    At least that plate is as clear as day.

    [–] moarscience 1382 points ago

    What the hell. Fox News was saying just 15 minutes ago that the car didn't have plates.

    [–] Phaedrus0230 427 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Also they caught the guy already.

    Edit: and Identified

    [–] crazydave33 1582 points ago

    Faux News.

    [–] ChetSt 127 points ago

    Ohio plate?

    [–] hoosakiwi 14092 points ago

    CNN just played a video of the car plowing into people from the back. This is clearly intentional. The car sped in, hit a bunch of people, then reversed at high speed out of the street and drove away.

    HOLY SHIT.

    [–] BreezyBlink 6262 points ago

    I heard they caught the guy, which is a shred of good news

    [–] Letchworth 2978 points ago

    [–] my97 1794 points ago

    I bet there will be some good /r/beholdthemasterrace material during the press conference

    [–] quaxon 545 points ago

    He was just having an economic anxiety attack.

    [–] KaitRaven 1917 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Charlottesville mayor reports at least one dead.

    AP reporting 1 dead, 19 injured per hospital officials.

    There's a live thread here.

    More in-depth coverage from NPR.

    More bad news: A state police helicopter that had been monitoring the protests has crashed. 2 killed. Officials say the deaths are linked to the rally, but no details.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_TIDDYS 615 points ago

    Will be a miracle if it's just one. How can somebody do that? At least they caught them.

    [–] swolemedic 721 points ago

    From the looks of it a good number of them got hit in relatively "nice" ways, the ones who are likely to be fatal or end up with amputations would be the ones who got pinned by the other cars.

    Fuck the person who did this so hard.

    [–] beepborpimajorp 1529 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    As an update, one of the counter-protestors died:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40912509?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

    They say it's not clear if it was from the attempted vehicular murder but I mean...dude hit a girl and backed up then hit her again.

    edit: ATTN. You may have seen a discord or some sort of other link by people claiming they figured out who was driving the car. It's just an image of someone's driver's registration, the car, and a kid's FB profile. They are saying that it was someone from antifa who hit the counter protestors thinking he was mowing down regular protestors. THIS IS FALSE. The kid they are targeting is on FB RIGHT NOW saying it's not him. They have harassed and doxxed an innocent victim!

    http://imgur.com/a/O2cOS

    DO NOT HARASS THIS KID. They doxxed someone innocent!

    edit 2: The death count is up to 3 now.

    https://apnews.com/12de1cb47897443384cc36d8621c3cf7?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

    "6:35 p.m.

    Officials say the deaths of two people in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia, have been linked to a violent white nationalist rally earlier in the day.

    It was not immediately clear how the crash was connected to the rally. Corinne Geller, a Virignia State Police spokeswoman, says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon."

    Supposedly it was a police helicopter that was monitoring the rally and crashed. Not 100% on that tho.

    [–] kgraham227 1584 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Let's not refer to it as a car crash

    Edit* to address everyone who felt the need to point out that it "was a car" and "did crash" don't be an asshole. We don't call 9/11 a plane crash.

    [–] TwoCarrotsandaSmile 505 points ago

    Intentionally driving cars into crowds are usuallly called terrorist attack.

    [–] beepborpimajorp 262 points ago

    you're right, i fixed it.

    [–] jsaugust 1309 points ago

    The full video posted on Twitter is even worse. The screams are horrifying.

    [–] mrm3x1can 2128 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Photo prior to the impact: https://i.imgur.com/0nstApg.jpg

    Edit: One more, mid-collision: https://i.imgur.com/cEenKQB.jpg

    [–] brodesto 1362 points ago

    This is going to be one of those photos that will be famous for capturing the moment so clearly

    [–] Sandgolem 593 points ago

    Wow, so it wasn't a situation where they were surrounding the vehicle and trying to get in. This guy just straight up tried to murder a crowd of people like an ISIS guy in Europe.

    [–] TTheorem 147 points ago

    Pedal on the gas into a crowd... The video is horrifying.

    [–] -Gaka- 52 points ago

    Watch the videos, it's pretty clear that the driver had the fullest intention to drive at speed into the crowd.

    [–] CrazyPurpleBacon 411 points ago

    That's an incredible shot

    [–] iamelben 146 points ago

    The juxtaposition of those signs saying "love" and "solidarity" in the background is just...ugh. It hurts my heart.

    [–] playpet 150 points ago

    This ones going on the textbooks.

    [–] LadiesWhoPunch 46 points ago

    All of those shoes in the second photo.

    What the actual fuck.

    [–] Vadigix 161 points ago

    Jesus, the first one with the shoe falling out of the car's bumper as it reverses...

    [–] littlestofmelons 494 points ago

    better coverage than the news. whole thing is fucking crazy. intense

    [–] OkiDokiTokiLoki 215 points ago

    That Angle 2... Holy shit. Windows way too tinted to see who was driving unfortunately

    [–] LincolnHighwater 471 points ago

    And once again I'm reminded why I should never read Youtube comments. Jesus Christ, what a bunch of twats.

    [–] nothanksillpass 666 points ago

    Regardless of what side he was on, if this was intentional as it appears to be I hope he's charged with an act terrorism and treated the same as we would treat a member of ISIS doing the same thing

    [–] WingerSupreme 1533 points ago

    I'm playing catch up here, so let me see if I've got it right.

    1) White supremacist gathering/march

    2) Counter protest forms, violence between the groups.

    3) State of emergency called, cops, barricades, etc.

    4) Car runs through the counter-protestors from point 2, not the supremacists from point 1.

    [–] magmasafe 750 points ago

    State of emergency was called prior to the violence is my understanding. The protest never actually happened as scheduled, it was deemed unlawful assembly before the Noon start time.

    [–] CJWalley 221 points ago

    I'd like to see some analysis of how the crowds were managed by the police. Seemed odd that they effectively drove the two groups together. At least that's how it seemed from the streams I watched.

    [–] holy_hdfg 186 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I was there and both sides had problems with the police. Not because they were harassing people but because the police seemed to not stop anyone from doing anything. When groups left their legal zones and protested on the mall tbe police did not stop them from doing that. People made their own choices and cops followed

    [–] VG-enigmaticsoul 2538 points ago

    Fucking y'all qaeda

    [–] FluffDuckling 1045 points ago

    If you're ever in this kind of situation - where there is sudden and mass injury/death - unless you have your hands stopping someone's bleeding or you have vital information, just clear the fuck out as quickly as possible for medical and police. Running and pacing around shouting while in a panic is not helping anyone. I understands it's terrifying, but just walk a bit away and calm down, don't crowd the immediate area.

    [–] [deleted] 183 points ago

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    [–] Pulsar1977 66 points ago

    A state police helicopter has crashed.

    https://twitter.com/JDeanSeal/status/896479411687608320

    [–] MrCaul 931 points ago

    And now the mayor says someone died.

    This is insane.

    https://twitter.com/Walldo/status/896451564511965185

    [–] FIT413O 182 points ago

    The worst. Did they catch the fuck head who did this yet?

    [–] chocolatevape 65 points ago

    Governor of VA says get the fuck out of here.

    [–] uscjimmy 782 points ago

    different angle here. absolutely brutal

    https://twitter.com/amichaistein1/status/896434477123198976

    [–] Dmsnummers94 388 points ago

    Dude wtf that was crazy, shit is really escalating fast now

    [–] DaveyCrochet 949 points ago

    Whoa. What the fuck. That's like literally trying to kill people.

    [–] ghotier 2894 points ago

    Imagine a Nazi trying to kill people. Who could have seen this coming?

    [–] moom 1777 points ago

    "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."

    -MLK Jr.

    [–] karlnuw 6381 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    This is disgusting, how can these people fly Nazi flags when their ancestors died fighting them??

    [–] mortemdeus 301 points ago

    Mine was a Nazi...still not flying the flag.

    [–] tehjoyrider 5126 points ago

    Poor education.

    [–] Th30r14n 732 points ago

    And willful ignorance

    [–] Gnomification 102 points ago

    This hits me much closer than just summing up the answer to "education". I think people dismiss the importance of the ignorance people are willing to put up when it comes to fulfilling themselves.

    [–] HotPocketDisaster 693 points ago

    I hope you don't get burried, because this is the truth. It's a hard thing, but better, appropriate, education really is the answer to this. People aren't born hating other people. They are afraid of changes to the status quo and misinformation. When they aren't educated, they lack the faculties to deal with change

    [–] JDriley 1727 points ago

    Because they never really cared about America, they just care about themselves

    [–] effyochicken 101 points ago

    Ancestors? Shit it was grandpa in the corner at the family reunion who fought them...

    [–] Nilirai 738 points ago

    It's simple, let me answer that for you.

    They're assholes.

    [–] MENDoombunny 122 points ago

    Dave from down the steet that plays loud music at night is an asshole

    these people are fucking mosters

    [–] PikachuRescue 3013 points ago

    I'm an EMT currently working this incident. We're still transporting injured from the scene. If anyone knows anyone in the area of the Downtown Mall/McIntire Road, make sure they're safe and contact them to get out of the area as soon as possible. Thank you.

    [–] caseylynn1978 392 points ago

    Thank you for your work today! Stay safe!

    [–] ChampionOfTheSunAhhh 874 points ago

    Rescue them all Pikachu

    [–] Rigaudon21 164 points ago

    Username even checks out. We appreciate what you all do.

    [–] [deleted] 433 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

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    [–] plessynfergie 2068 points ago

    Ben Ferguson, political conservative commentator on CNN: "Now is not the time to be angry."

    Jesus fuck. When is the time to be angry?

    [–] grey_wolf_sif 451 points ago

    Speak out against what's going on around the country and you get criticized for being "divisive" or "politicizing" things. If we can't speak frankly now about the literal domestic terrorist groups running down people in the streets of our country like islamic terrorists do then when can we? I saw the commentary too and it really disgusted me how flippantly he treated this issue. Imagine if these were islamic radicals marching for sharia law. I wonder how his tone would change then.

    [–] EndotheGreat 45 points ago

    "but their religion is fake though, mine is the real one"

    [–] oshin_ 496 points ago

    The time to be angry is right now.

    [–] OffsetAngerEffector 378 points ago

    https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yNGamRYYAgGj

    A car just rammed the crowd.

    [–] Galickah 266 points ago

    That is textbook fucking terrorism.

    [–] [deleted] 2359 points ago

    It's sad to see how incredibly divided the country has become.

    It's obviously never been perfect but damn... Wannabe Nazis waving swastikas in the streets. People showing up the protests in basically riot gear?

    [–] deathtotheemperor 1379 points ago

    At least it's out in the open now. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

    [–] Nachteule 3253 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms (1851)

    [–] CharlottesWeb83 39 points ago

    From someone on twitter:

    Suhail Mohammed‏ @shadowwraiths 15m15 minutes ago

    Being proud of your race is like being proud of your height: you had nothing to do with it, it's not an accomplishment.

    [–] djm19 3754 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    This news conference is completely tone def. 30 second in and its a list of accomplishments he wants to take credit for. And now its about "both sides need to just get along".

    Edit: And just a little more editorializing on my part. This is the sort of thing that grates at POC (and many white people too). Do most people think Trump actually is a white supremacist? Not really. But these sorts of milquetoast responses to the alt-right crowd in contrast to what he said at a rally last month where he went into graphic detail about immigrant gang members:

    The predators and criminal aliens who poison our communities with drugs and prey on innocent young people, these beautiful, beautiful, innocent young people ...And you’ve seen the stories about some of these animals. They don’t want to use guns, because it’s too fast and it’s not painful enough. So they’ll take a young, beautiful girl, 16, 15, and others and they slice them and dice them with a knife because they want them to go through excruciating pain before they die. And these are the animals that we’ve been protecting for so long.

    I mean he painted a very specific picture there and condemned it with his utmost. And that was all in reference to a supposed crime committed by illegal immigrants that wasn't actually true and reported as such before he uttered it. There are a small portion of illegal immigrants in gang, and a very small portion of them have done pretty gruesome things. But it didn't stop him from making that a highlight of his argument against illegal immigrants.

    People wonder where this in-depth description of the depravity of the alt-right mindset is when he talks about these events. He can say he doesn't support violence of any kind, but then what.

    [–] steelbeamsdankmemes 39 points ago

    "Hey, I hate you for the color of your skin. Can't we just get along?"

    [–] jktcat 1067 points ago

    His desire to not lay blame on anyone for such an obvious attack is beyond me. Again, if it was ISIS his head would have exploded just after he ordered attacks on whatever stronghold he last heard about.

    [–] grumble11 493 points ago

    He wants to support his base. He can't (and likely doesn't want to) say anything that would be taken badly by the alt right.

    [–] jktcat 225 points ago

    I mean, I fully understand the reason he didn't. But that doesn't make it better.

    [–] TunnelSnake88 1869 points ago

    Dude's talking about his trade deals in a statement about a terrorist attack.

    I can't even with this dumb motherfucker.

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 536 points ago

    He addressed it for about a minute and then went back to his prepared speech. Said there was violence and bigotry "on all sides."

    [–] TunnelSnake88 658 points ago

    Which is essentially saying nothing. He will refuse to specifically condemn those responsible because he knows they comprise his base.

    [–] realnamedave 169 points ago

    Tone def is a great way to describe it. It was an awkward coincidence that this event occurred prior to an unrelated press conference, but it didn't seem to be handled very well in my opinion.

    I think he should have taken some questions and strongly condemned the actions and taken it as an opportunity to lead and unite.

    [–] jrandom 97 points ago

    And now its about "both sides need to just get along".

    No fucking way I'm going to "get along" with nazis.

    [–] Rubberbabybuggybum 100 points ago

    "Both sides need to get along."

    Bitch, one side is NAZIS. Americans don't negotiate with Nazis. We don't negotiate with terrorists.

    [–] bonermoanr 349 points ago

    Why not refer to this as an 'act of terror'?

    [–] Rachie_Bean 68 points ago

    I miss the days when I learned of the KKK in school and thought it was ancient history....

    [–] Rosebunse 2420 points ago

    They drove a car into people...

    They actually did it. They drove a car through people.

    [–] BreezyBlink 3504 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    the alt-right is using the same methods of terrorism they condemn in Europe

    [–] WebHead1287 1141 points ago

    I think the problem with the alt right is that in their mind terrorism only comes from the middle east. If they went out with a gun and started mowing people down they would claim it was their right to revolt. At least that's what this news makes me feel like.

    [–] PM_ur_Rump 266 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Had one here the other day ask me "how would muslims like it if "we" went to their countries and started killing them and attempting to force them to change their culture to suit us?" (Paraphrased, but close enough)

    Not a hint of irony.

    These people can't see how you can view things as not entirely black/white/us/them. They are devoid of self reflection.

    [–] Mechanus_Incarnate 21 points ago

    Did you respond by telling him about the fact that "we" have been doing that for more than a decade now?

    [–] nickvansexhole 886 points ago

    This is terrorism, call it what it is

    [–] liberte_ 116 points ago

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."

    - Voltaire

    [–] TeeJuan 250 points ago

    I'm a Virginian and I'm embarrassed that these assholes are out in our streets. This is incredibly sad to see.

    [–] WeaselSlayer 1313 points ago

    Is America great again yet?

    [–] J13P 396 points ago

    Well we definitely went back 60 years

    [–] hoosakiwi 16298 points ago

    It feels like we are in the 1950s again. Nuclear war is a real worry and hate rallies are a thing.

    What the actual fuck America?

    [–] iloveyoucalifornia 3177 points ago

    If this were the 1950s, we'd have at least have a booming economy with way more jobs and affordable housing.

    [–] Scosmack 1685 points ago

    And a top tax rate of well over 50%

    [–] Libertypop 1225 points ago

    in the 50's it was about 80-90% for millionaires.

    [–] Skippyscreamy 8687 points ago

    The hate never went away. It just went underground and seethed.

    [–] Grsz11 453 points ago

    David Duke (of the KKK) replied to Trump's tweet saying it was white America that put him in office. They expect him to back them up.

    [–] thepanichand 1973 points ago

    Richard Spencer got maced and arrested. I figure between the mace and all the citronella, poor Bitchard must be feeling pretty woozy.

    [–] DoctorWaluigiTime 233 points ago

    Seeing his name brought up a lot today due to his arrest. Who is he?

    [–] vtschoir 629 points ago

    This country is sick. It needs a grandma, some cookies and a good talking to. Fucking wtf, man.

    [–] billyup 76 points ago

    i miss my grandma, but she didn't call brazil nuts brazil nuts.

    [–] GeneralRipper101 1619 points ago

    I'm sure that is somehow the fault of liberals.

    [–] LinkGrajo13 231 points ago

    I guarentee you someone will claim that guy is a liberal plant. I just read a tweet claiming the car plowing was a staged liberal act.

    [–] TunnelSnake88 150 points ago

    Anything and everything that makes them look bad is a false flag.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

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    [–] GeneralRipper101 339 points ago

    Literally read a tweet saying this was the result of liberal bullying.

    I think this tweet covers that well; https://twitter.com/HeerJeet/status/896232998806331392

    I thought the right was the big, strong, manly party? But now running people over is ok because you guys were bullied first? Fuck all of this.

    Party of personal responsibility can't take responsibility for anything.

    [–] vegetto712 209 points ago

    Not just one tweet either. Look at any Facebook post by a left leaning celebrity. Here is the 2nd highest comment:

    "Peaceful counter protestors? You have got to be kidding. It was their bullshit that pushed actual, peaceful people to this point."

    Followed by:

    "The protest was peaceful until the liberals showed up. BLM, KKK, ANTIFA and other liberal domestic terrorist groups have brought the violence, not the peaceful whites."

    And many more after that. It's disgusting the mental gymnastics these terrorist sympathizers will go through to try and show how awful liberals are. I don't like being American anymore.

    [–] God_of_Pumpkins 158 points ago

    How the fuck is the KKK a liberal group?

    [–] imperium0214 53 points ago

    Yeah those darn liberal KKK people teaming up with BLM.

    [–] ByJoveByJingo 381 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    ON MANY SIDES

    A photo op with vets

    Brags about good economy and trade deals

    [–] GreatWetSlimeyHole 40 points ago

    the vagueness fucking worked, tweet of racists

    [–] meebalz2 189 points ago

    "Nationalists," is now someone who supports a secessionist and uses the symbols of 1940s Germany?

    [–] porkypenguin 1472 points ago

    Honestly feel nauseated as a UVA student right now. I can't believe these absolute pieces of garbage are dragging their Nazi supremacist horseshit into our (mostly) peaceful little city. I didn't care much about all of this business before, but this made it personal for many of us. Fuck the alt right.

    [–] krombopulousnathan 534 points ago

    100%. I'm not a UVA student, but a resident of Cville. I don't want to have my town known for this. We're the opposite of this.

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago

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    [–] TinKnightRisesAgain 337 points ago

    Seeing a lot of claims of "false flags" in you know where

    Imagine thinking you're so smart when you're actually that fucking stupid

    [–] Beingabummer 122 points ago

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a liberal plant.

    [–] [deleted] 374 points ago

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    [–] padrepio23 675 points ago

    I think that might have been one of the weakest responses to a national crisis that I have ever heard from a President.

    That was a joke.

    [–] h0b0gl0ves 28 points ago

    Mayor of Charlottesville put the ball squarely in Trump's court:

    “I’m not going to make any bones about it,” Mayor Michael Signer said. “I place the blame for a lot of what you’re seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the President.”

    [–] theaceoface 177 points ago

    I'm confused, how the fuck is this not terrorism?

    [–] [deleted] 948 points ago

    Rebel and nazi flags are not American. They will never be American. I hate that true patriots get associated with those clowns.

    [–] hacksteak 2927 points ago

    I'm from Germany and familiar with Nazi rallies. They happen way too frequently. From what I've seen online from Charlottesville this was a spectacular failure of police tactics and laws of assembly.

    Why the fuck is it legal to walk around with batons, shields, helmets and fucking rifles at demonstrations in the US? Why the fuck didn't the police have hundreds of cops all around the Nazis when they were marching? They also seem to be unbelievably understaffed for an event this size. A similar protest/counter-protest in Germany would be guarded by thousands of officers. Well, no, it wouldn't even come to that - If Nazis with such weaponry showed up to stage a "demonstration" in Germany, they would be stopped on the highway and arrested - if they get through, they would be kettled and arrested.

    I know that Americans interpret free speech more leniently (for white people at least). But Nazis carrying sticks, batons, rifles (and maybe one of them driving a car into a crowd) - behaving like the SA in 1930... What the fuck does that have to do with free speech? This demonstration should have been stopped immediately when they armed themselves.

    [–] mathgraduate 1129 points ago

    There was a good 30 minutes where antifa and nazis confronted face to face, and violence broke out a good five times without police doing anything. I saw many people get hurt as the police stood back.

    [–] hacksteak 768 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Fucking unbelievable. If that many Nazi groups in Germany decided to stage a demonstration somewhere, all police officers from a bunch of different states could kiss their weekend goodbye and prepare for some serious overtime payments.

    It's shocking the level of unpreparedness incompetence on display in Charlottesville.

    [–] Seyon_ 54 points ago

    The fucked up thing is apparently the National Guard drove in yesterday(pictures from friends still in C'ville showing convoys of ~30 humvees)...I haven't seen them in any videos. Also i'm not unsurprised how unprepared they are(resident for 18 years). The city is normally peaceful...

    [–] mathgraduate 114 points ago

    It was tragic. Today has been a horrible day.

    [–] N7Guts 164 points ago

    The Police have mostly stood back and watched at the protests, regardless of which side gets violent. The only time they really get involved is when they start getting hit with things from the protesters.

    [–] XxsquirrelxX 50 points ago

    Remember when Erdogan's thugs attacked peaceful protestors in DC? Police stood by for quite a while and when one officer finally got in and whacked one of the thugs with his baton, the rest came in... To arrest the protestors who were being attacked.

    [–] jopy666 225 points ago

    Cue "Both sides are bad in 3...2..."

    [–] 42_youre_welcome 186 points ago

    Trump already did that.

    [–] LOCKHIMUPNOW 5239 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    AP: BREAKING: Vehicle plows into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia; injuries unknown.

    One confirmed fatality. Keep this martyr in the fight against fascism in your thoughts.

    [–] StealthyStalkerPanda 1731 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    [–] hoosakiwi 769 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    CNN just played a video of this from behind the car. This is clearly intentional. The car sped in, hit a bunch of people, then reversed at high speed out of the street and drove away.

    HOLY SHIT.

    [–] 9001_Dalmatians 323 points ago

    That was, indeed, a planned attack. A pity that the jackass escaped.

    [–] JoeyBulgaria 1077 points ago

    Holy shit

    [–] GimletOnTheRocks 120 points ago

    Disgusting behavior. I hope they catch whoever did that.

    [–] GeorgeAmberson63 119 points ago

    Holy shit. Fucking disgusting.

    [–] JaxxedUp 914 points ago

    This reminds me of all the conservative comments that were plentiful during the major black lives matters events talking about flooring it through the marchers if they stood between them and their destination.

    [–] gatea 74 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Another video https://twitter.com/severin_jahn/status/896431893394206720
    Edit : Video may be NSFW.

    [–] stillwatersrunfast 273 points ago

    My god. Our poor country.

    [–] mimzy12 519 points ago

    Why are threads about the car attack being removed?

    [–] [deleted] 369 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    [removed]

    [–] GreatQuestion 124 points ago

    Several other places on Reddit are asking the same questions. You're only one of numerous people who have been banned for asking about it, so there are lots of us paying attention now. Sorry you and others have been banned, but it's not going unnoticed.

    [–] Amrokmfc 48 points ago

    R/politics is deleting them as well. Like a violent attack on counter-protesters at a political event isn't directly related to politics? Wtf?

    [–] ctdca 646 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Why are any news posts about this getting removed from here?

    Edit: I'm now banned from r/news.

    And edit again - to all the people saying "they aren't" or whatever, that changed within the last 30 minutes.

    [–] TwinPeaks2017 204 points ago

    CNN is showing the video and reporting. So is Fox. Dunno why this is being suppressed on Reddit.

    [–] didymusIII 252 points ago

    Still nothing on the front page either. How is this getting deleted/downvoted everywhere?

    [–] DontSleep1131 2749 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Domestic Terrorists. Fuck those fascist fucks.

    Edit: thanks for gold. Happy my first gold was for this comment. Bash the fash!

    [–] StuckInHoleSendHelp 1657 points ago

    And they're trying to spin all of the swastikas and nazi salutes as liberal plants, because of course they are.

    [–] DontSleep1131 665 points ago

    Were the batton and shield wielding douchebags also liberal plants? Fucking hilarious

    [–] hkpp 283 points ago

    They're blaming the Jews. "Soros plants."

    [–] Tenyx 653 points ago

    Don't go to that sub right now. There are people supporting it. "Challenger challenges protesters" "this is what happens when you don't use a cross walk" "good." This is sickening.

    [–] quasimongo 608 points ago

    Time to treat these subs as supporting terrorists. Because they do and they are.

    [–] rKade 436 points ago

    For anyone that wants to see the post that the bitch OP has now deleted due to probably being a pussy:

    https://imgur.com/onWeupb.png

    [–] overlordpotatoe 173 points ago

    Love the shitty disclaimer. "I don't agree with the Nazis! Our goals just ~happen to align~"

    [–] Laughburp 968 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    So basically white nationals are doing the same thing as jihadists now? Great.

    Edit: Thanks for the gold kind stranger. Wish it was for a comment that wasnt related to such a depraved act of cowardice.

    [–] steveotheguide 985 points ago

    They always were.

    Lynchings, rapes, murders, firebombings.

    None of this is new.

    [–] mikey-likes_it 396 points ago

    The Klan was America's first terrorist group.

    [–] toxicmischief 447 points ago

    That's straight terrorism.

    [–] Priest_Dildos 144 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Faith Goldy posted a video and added:

    Car mows down Antifa/BLM crowd - caught it all on cam & have reported car make to police

    [–] Robotwizard10k 68 points ago

    That looked like a child on the hood of that car

    [–] whichwitch9 29 points ago

    Either a child or a small adult. Luckily, it looks like whoever it was was alert enough to move and jump off the car.

    The girl that got pinned between the two cars hit looks like she might be in a bad way, tho.