Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
Twenty-old James Alex Fields Jr. (born April 26, 1997) is a resident of Maumee, Ohio? and registered Republican is accused of driving his gray 2010 Dodge Challenger? that ran into protesters at the “Unite the Right”? rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.?
A former active duty soldier in the United States Army, Fields apparently attended the rally that took place at noon on Saturday not far from the University of Virginia campus. The rally was self described as “pro-white” by its organizer, Jason Kessler, who, along with lawyers from the ACLU and the Rutherford Institute, obtained an injunction from a federal court earlier this week that would’ve moved the rally from its scheduled location to a different site.
A Pre-rally march took place Friday night, where many people headed to protest the rally. Violence broke out amongst AntiFa members and the alt-right members of the march.
On the day of the rally, just minutes after its start, at noon, the police called the protest an unlawful gathering and attempted to disburse the white nationalists and counter protesters from a central location. ?
Fields, reportedly the driver of the vehicle, was arrested.
An unidentified 32-year-old woman died as a result of the incident. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Fields is being held with no bond.