FBI and NSA investigating as Terrorism after car plows into crowd in Charlottesville - 1 Dead, 19 Injured
NSA advisorGeneral Jeff Sessions said the incident of a driver ramming a car into a crowd of demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, which killed a young woman and sent 19 other people to hospitals, "does meet the definition of domestic terrorism" in U.S. law.
"It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute," Sessions said on ABC News' "Good Morning America" today. "We are pursuing it in the [Department of Justice] in every way that we can make a case."
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Heather Heyer, the woman tragically killed in an attack that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, was a 32-year-old paralegal who expressed outrage on Facebook against the racist rally held in her hometown. Her alleged killer, James Alex Fields, 20, was a white supremacist who shared Hitler and Pepe the Frog memes on social media.
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Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields of Ohio had been arrested following the attack
[*]The Republican senator Marco Rubio tweeted that it was important for Trump to describe the events as a “terror attack by white supremacists”.
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Multiple Republican senators called the car crash in Charlottesville, Va., that left one dead Saturday an incident of domestic terrorism
Video of the terrorist attackBrennan Gilmore, a 38-year-old Charlottesville resident who came Saturday to oppose the white nationalists, was filming his friends demonstrating three blocks away from the park when he noticed a gray car drive past.
Mr. Gilmore turned his camera in time to see the car slow as it approached the counterprotesters and then suddenly speed up, ramming into the car in front of it and the crowd itself.
“Bodies went flying — up onto the hood of the car and into the air,” Mr. Gilmore said. “It was horrifying.”