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Why? James Alex Fields Jr Charlottesville suspect kills one injures dozens protesters

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James Alex Fields Jr
Pictured, James Alex Fields Jr, suspect who was arrested in plowing down protesters during
James Alex Fields Jr
Pictured, James Alex Fields Jr, suspect who was arrested in plowing down protesters during a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

James Alex Fields Jr is arrested after plowing down counter protesters during at a Unite the White rally in Charlottesville. Accidental or deliberate terrorism? 

James Alex Fields Jr a 20 year old Maumee, Ohio resident has been identified as the suspect who on Saturday plowed into protesters during a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The incident led to a 32 year old woman being killed along with 19 individuals injured.

At the time, Fields was believed to have taken part in a pro white nationalist rally with members of the alt right only to be challenged by counter protesters who on Saturday arrived to thwart the group.

Video of the vehicle that struck anti white right protesters, a Dodge Challenger, which is registered to Fields, showed the driver accelerating into the crowd throwing bodies into the air as people scream before reversing at high speed.

Upon his arrest, Fields was booked in jail on suspicion of second degree murder reported the dailybeast

Fields was also booked on suspicion of malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run. Fields is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Witnesses said the car was traveling up to 40mph when it hit and reversed before ramming into the crowd again and speeding off with someone’s shoe attached to its bumper.

Of the 19 people injured in the crash, five were in critical condition, four in serious, six in fair and four were in good health, officials said.

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Pandemonium came to the fore when Fields, a registered Republican voter rammed his vehicle at counter protesters during a ‘Unite the Right‘ rally. The incident led to video showing Fields soon after surrendering to police.

The incident has since led to commentators on social media debating whether Fields had purposefully sought to plow down protesters and if so why?

Some commentators said Fields ‘acted out of fear’ as protesters swarmed the vehicle, some allegedly becoming violent. Others countered the incident had been a deliberate act of terrorism. 

Noted the dailybeast: ‘Tensions began building on Friday night, when white supremacists, led in part by agitator Richard Spencer, rallied with torches around a monument of Thomas Jefferson. On Saturday morning, crowds gathered again, with counter-protesters arriving too. McAuliffe issued a state of emergency, urging residents to “stay away” from Charlottesville.’

Come Saturday counter-protesters had begun outnumbering the conflagration of white supremacist groups and armed white nationalist militiamen. Though there were multiple skirmishes, violence was minimal before the automobile driven by Fields struck the crowd.

Of note, Fields was photographed earlier in the day holding a shield aligned with Vanguard America, a hate group that uses the nationalist slogan ‘blood and soil’ and believes the U.S. is for the ‘White American peoples.’

Welcome to a brave new America ….

James Alex Fields Jr,
down protesters during a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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