A shocking video has emerged showing moment a vehicle was driven into a group of antifascist demonstrators, killing 32 years old Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19. The footage shows Dodge Challenger careering into protesters before reversing fast down the street. Witnesses have described the terrifying moment a vehicle accelerated towards and plowed into a crowd of people protesting at a white nationalist rally. Screams rang out as Dodge Challenger sped into demonstrators, throwing bodies into air, before reversing at high speed.
Witness Nic McCarthy said ‘There was someone in a dark vehicle that sped, very quickly, down this road and rammed into the crowd. People. He backed up and he went back in again.’ Fields 20 years old is being held without bail. Horrifying scenes in Virginia came after violent clashes erupted between white nationalists and activists.
Upsetting video footage of vehicle ramming into crowd, described by some as a terror attack, was uploaded online moments after the fatal collision. People can be heard crying and shouting in aftermath of the smash. There were several hundred protesters marching when car drove into a group of them and police said crash happened near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets. Matt Korbon, a 22 years old University of Virginia student, told counter protesters were walking when ‘suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.’ A silver sedan smashed into another vehicle, then backed up, plowing through ‘a sea of people.’ People scattered, running for safety in different directions. Another witness said ‘About 40 miles an hour, hit about 15-20 people, crashed into the two cars in front of it, and then backed up and sped away while cops were standing on the side of the road and didn’t do anything.’ Laura Shae said ‘We were driving down and there was a crowd of people just running with terror on their face.’
She said car drove into crowd then reversed over people. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer announced death on Twitter. He said’I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will, go home.’