Last Saturday’s protest in Charlottesville was a tragedy that got way out of hand, and both sides have equal blame. While many people committed terrible atrocities, one man in particular has been the focus of a murder investigation. James Alex Fields, Jr., has been charged with second-degree murder after he plowed through a crowd of Antifa protesters killing one. The mainstream media wasted no time condemning him even though the investigation is still ongoing. However, there is new information that has come forward that may prove the incident was not as cut and dry as it seemed.
Watch this video:
As you can see in the video, the car was traveling at a low rate of speed through the violent group of protesters. At one point it appears that one of the protesters hit the back of the Dodge Challenger with what appears to be a baseball bat. Once the car is struck you can clearly see the car speed up and cause the tragic events that followed. See the same video below for a clearer look.
— God Emperor Trump (@realGETrump) August 13, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, killing a 32-year-old woman, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.
Charlottesville police Chief Al Thomas confirmed that the victim was a 32-year-old woman, not a 12-year-old girl, as previously thought. The death is being investigated as a homicide, and the suspect is in custody, Thomas said.
The identity of the woman is being withheld until family can be notified.
Thomas said 35 people were injured during the Unite the Right rally and protests, adding that none was caused by the police.
It is unclear if two deaths in a helicopter crash near Birdwood Golf Course are connected to the Unite the Right rally, authorities said, but The Associated Press cited officials in establishing a connection.
President Donald Trump in a tweet said two Virginia State Police troopers died. “Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today,” he wrote. “You’re all among the best this nation produces.”
The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.
Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.” A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through “a sea of people.”
The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.
The driver was later arrested, authorities said.
The turbulence began Friday night, when the white nationalists carried torches though the university campus in what they billed as a “pro-white” demonstration. It quickly spiraled into violence Saturday morning. Hundreds of people threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays. At least eight were injured and one arrested in connection.
President Donald Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms” what he called an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” after the clashes. He called for “a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”
Trump says he’s spoken with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and “we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now.”
But some of the white nationalists cited Trump’s victory as validation for their beliefs, and Trump’s critics pointed to the president’s racially tinged rhetoric as exploiting the nation’s festering racial tension.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson noted that Trump for years publicly questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship.
“We are in a very dangerous place right now,” he said.
Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler had called for what he termed a “pro-white” rally in Charlottesville. White nationalists and their opponents promoted the event for weeks.
Oren Segal, who directs the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said multiple white power groups gathered in Charlottesville, including members of neo-Nazi organizations, racist skinhead groups and Ku Klux Klan factions.
The white nationalist organizations Vanguard America and Identity Evropa; the Southern nationalist League of the South; the National Socialist Movement; the Traditionalist Workers Party; and the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights also were on hand, he said, along with several groups with a smaller presence.
No one but Fields himself will truly know what his intentions were on that fateful day, but by the look of the videos shown above, it appears he may have been spooked causing him to accelerate and hit the protesters. Either way, his actions left one woman dead and there is nothing he can do to change that now. The whole day could have been avoided but ANTIFA and BLM knew this was their chance to strike.
H/T Freedom Daily