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1 dead after car reportedly strikes protesters marching against alt-right rally

A car reportedly plowed through peaceful protesters marching against an alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. At least one person was reportedly killed and an unknown number of people injured. "A car appeared to deliberately mow down pedestrians," said an eyewitness.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted an announcement of the death and encouraged demonstrators to disperse:

Earlier on Saturday, city and county officials declared a state of emergency after violence broke out between white nationalist marchers and anti-racist counter-protesters; and Friday night, a smaller group of marchers assembled with torches on the University of Virginia campus chanting Nazi slogans in what Charlottesville's mayor called "a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance."