1 dead, 19 injured after vehicle plows into a group at white nationalist rally in Virginia

Rescue personnel help injured people after a car drove into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - One person was killed and 19 others were injured when a vehicle plowed into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

AP reports that a reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately afterward the incident, which occurred approximately two hours after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.

There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them.

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White nationalists and other right-wing groups are gathering at a rally in Charlottesville. Friday night included violent clashes ahead of the rally.

The nationalists are holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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