The New York Times - How the Violence Unfolded in Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA, USA. Violence happened on Saturday 12th August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia between white nationalists and counterprotesters. The event first run smoothly but later became violence. None of the group claims responsibility for the violence. The white nationalist blamed counterprotesters, so did the counterprotesters. The counterprotesters also blamed he police for not prevent the event turned violence. Amateur recordings paint the picture of how the violence happened in sequence.
In the early morning, the counterprotesters gathered in St. Paul’s memorial Park while the white supremacists gathered in McIntire Park. Both of them then marched to Emancipation Park. National guards also spotted. The first clash happened in 10.30AM then more clashes happened before 11.00AM, the use of pepper spray also reported. State of local emergency has been declared by the local government at 11.06AM. The clashes continued until 11.30AM when the officials declared the mob as unlawful assembly. The police started arrest peoples on 11.55AM while clearing Emancipation Park.
On 12.30PM clashes were reported near the Justice Park. Then the counterprotesters marched down toward the street. On 1.40PM a car ran on the street attacking counterprotesters. The identified driver, James Alex Fields Jr. then arrested by the police and charged with 2nd degree murder. The car attack caused a death of Heather Heyer, a paralegal of Charlottesville.