AFTERMATH: Charlottesville Attacker Identified After 18 Injured, One Killed During Vehicle Rampage
A vehicle tore through a crowd of leftist counter-protesters during a white nationalist rally yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen people were injured and one later died from her injuries. The attack prompted Governor Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency.
Here is the video of the attack. Viewers, be warned — the footage is graphic and contains profane language:
The disgusting animal responsible for the carnage was identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields. Although police have not officially confirmed his involvement as the driver of the vehicle, Fields has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit-and-run.
Although Condition Yellow writers were aware of the incident earlier on Saturday, we refrained from publishing any articles until we were able to obtain verifiable information, rather than relying on rumors.
The demonstration yesterday took place between two groups of thugs — white supremacists from the alt-right and radical leftists from 'antifa.' The alt-right is not a conservative group. Both groups are violent domestic terrorists and their ideologies are incompatible with conservative values.
The perpetrator behind the despicable attack is a terrorist. James Alex Fields is a terrorist. Anyone that supported, praised or otherwise refrains from denouncing the attackers is a terrorist sympathizer.
Although Governor McAuliffe was quick to speak out against the white nationalist presence, he ignored requests to similarly denounce the antifa domestic terrorist group despite multiple attempts:
In an interview for the AP, Fields' mother expressed shock that her son held such extremist views, noting he had an "African American friend" as well as her belief that Fields was merely attending a Trump rally rather than a white supremacist gathering.
President Trump also gave a statement yesterday in which he condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms." Still, his comments weren't strong enough given that neo-Nazis celebrated the fact that they weren't specifically called out.
The protester that died has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Fields will be arraigned on Monday. Additionally, the FBI announced on Saturday night that they will be opening a civil-rights investigation into the incident.
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