UPDATE: Car plows into crowd at “Unite the Right” rally in VA

People are frantically yelling and tending to the wounded on the streets of Charlottesville after a vehicle plowed into a crowd at the “Unite the Right” rally Saturday afternoon.


In this video posted on Twitter by Alex RubinsteinĀ , you can see and hear the frantic aftermath of the crash as people try to tend to the injured.

Virginia State Police say three vehicles were involved and that there are multiple injuries.

American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia said in a tweet,Ā “A witness said a counter protester threw a rock at a grey Mustang. Car turned back and hit ppl on the sidewalk.”

The Washington Post reports that the crash injured at least ten people.

Virginia GovernorĀ Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency due to violence at the white nationalist rally Saturday morning.

According to the Associated Press, right-wing blogger Jason Kessler “organized the Saturday rally to protest Charlottesvilleā€™s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.”

According to the Washington Post, Friday night, hundreds of protesters march through the streets wielding torches and chanting “White lives matter!” and “You will not replace us!”

In this video from Dave Reilly, you can see the protesters marching with torches, chanting, and engaging in physical violence Friday night.

The Associated Press reports, “The city announced earlier this week that the rally must be moved out of Emancipation Park to a larger one, citing safety reasons.”

Kessler sued on the grounds that being forced to move would be a free speech violation.

A federal judge ordered the city of Virginia to let the rally go on as originally planned downtown, according to the Associated Press.

The city responded to the judge’s decision in a statement posted on Twitter.

In a statement Friday, Governor Terry McAuliffe, indicated that National Guard members are on standby and he urged Virginians to stay away from the rally.

“This morning I was briefed for the second time this week by public safety officials in my cabinet, the Virginia State Police, the National Guard, and the Department of Emergency Management…I have directed them to coordinate with federal and local authorities and take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of their personnel, the Charlottesville community, and rally attendees.”

Saturday morning, various law enforcement officers gathered in Emancipation Park.

Charlottesville City Hall indicates via theirĀ TwitterĀ that “2 people have been treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries after altercation near Emancipation Park.”

Governor McAuliffe declared the emergency around noon-time Saturday.

The Governor says in a statement that VA State PoliceĀ contacted him around 11:28 a.m. and urged him to declare a State of Emergency. McAuliffe authorized the request immediately.

The statement reads in part, “I agree that the situation in Charlottesville warrants an emergency declaration by me, in order to aid City and County law enforcement in their efforts to restore public safety and order in the City of Charlottesville and the surrounding area…It is now clear that public safety cannot be safeguarded without additional powers, and that the mostly out-of-state protesters have come to Virginia to endanger our citizens and property.Ā  I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours. The actions I have taken are intended to assist local government and restore public safety.”

The governor stated that he intends to continue to “monitor the situation” and “take appropriate action as necessary.”