Charlottesville car attack

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The car used in the attack.

On August 12, 2017, a car crashed into a group of people at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer died and 19 others were injured. James Alex Fields Jr. was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. He had previously expressed neo-Nazi and white supremacist beliefs.[1][2]

During the 2020 George Floyd protests, the United States Marine Corps made a rule against showing the Confederate flag at their bases. In the announcement, they said "events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017 highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has on our society." [3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Astor, Maggie; Caron, Christina; Victor, Daniel (13 August 2017). "A Guide to the Charlottesville Aftermath" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. Heim, Joe; Silverman, Ellie; Shapiro, T. Rees; Brown, Emma (August 13, 2017). "One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville; two police die in helicopter crash". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  3. United States Marine Corps (June 5, 2020). "REMOVAL OF PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG". Twitter. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  4. Jenny Gross (June 5, 2020). "U.S. Marine Corps Issues Ban on Confederate Battle Flags". New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2020.