Vehicle plows into crowd in Virginia city, several hurt

Brennan Gilmore

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White nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. A group of people described as anti-fascist, anti-racist counter-protesters continued to march in the streets of Charlottesville after the rally was officially shut down.

The governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in order to "aid state response to violence" at the "Unite the Right" rally in the city.

Police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors.

President Trump also took to Twitter to address the incident.

Three other people were arrested in connection with the violence, CNN reported, though it was not clear whether they had a connection to the deadly vehicle crash. Many are outraged by the city's plans to remove the confederate history.

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