A bystander captured video of the moment a vehicle sped into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va.
Brennan Gilmore, who was near the path of the vehicle when he captured video of it speeding toward people, said “this was deliberate terrorism.” Gilmore’s Twitter profile describes him as the former chief of staff to Tom Perriello, who served in the U.S. House as a Democrat from Virginia.
In the video, people are running from the scene as screams ring out. After crashing into people, the driver can be seen quickly leaving the scene in reverse.
White nationalists had gathered in Charlottesville to demonstrate against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. They carried tiki torches Friday night, an apparent invocation of a symbol used by the Ku Klux Klan. The Washington Post reported hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and KKK members were attempting to stage their largest rally in decades to “take America back.”