500 protesters stood against the fray as white terrorists and alt-right groups left the park shortly after state police declared the gathering an "unlawful assembly" at about 11:40 a.m., about 20 minutes before the rally was scheduled to begin.
The Associated Press confirmed that the driver has been arrested.
At least three people were killed on Saturday and 35 injured after protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists protesting plans to remove the statue of a Confederate general clashed with counter-demonstrators and a auto plowed into a crowd, officials said. Moran did not provide the driver's name. "We need an exorcism on the Lawn", Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics tweeted.
Stocks plunge over North Korea tensions
The fall of the S&P 500 has been higher, at 1.5 %, most felt still for the Nasdaq , technology stocks losing 2.1% on the session. Earlier on Thursday, North Korea revealed a plan to launch ballistic missiles toward a major USA military hub in the Pacific.
Demonstrators are still staging rallies around the city, and reports say a vehicle crashed into a group of protesters. He did not provide details.
The counter protesters were there in response to a "Unite the Right" rally, which consists of white nationalists and other right-wing groups, according to the city's verified twitter account. It looks like a van is slowly driving down a street with a silver vehicle following, and then out of nowhere a gray Dodge Challenger smashes into the silver auto. causing a violent chain reaction. He said in a statement, "Men and women from state and local agencies will be in Charlottesville [on Saturday] to keep the public safe, and their job will be made easier if Virginians, no matter how well-meaning, elect to stay away from the areas where this rally will take place".