Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

James Alex Fields Jr.: Suspect in Va. White Nationalist Rally Car Incident

James Alex Fields Jr.: Suspect in Va. White Nationalist Rally Car Incident

The auto is registered to 20-year-old James Alex Fields of OH, according to vehicle registration records reviewed by The Washington Post.

Video of the incident shows the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed over multiple counter-protesters at the rally.

The Washington Post said the auto used in the attack, with OH plates, was registered to James Alex Fields of Ohio.

One person died and 19 were injured Saturday when a auto rammed a crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups.

On Saturday night Ohio Senator's Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman both tweeted that the incident should be considered domestic terrorism.

After violence caused authorities to stop a white nationalist rally before it began Saturday, a driver plowed his auto into a crowd of protesters.

A photograph attributed to The Daily Progress, the daily newspaper in the Charlottesville area, clearly shows the OH plate.

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas confirmed during Govenor McAuliffe's press conference that there were 35 injuries during the White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon.

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