2018 Photos

Car Attack

Car Attack - Ryan Kelly

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People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA.

The white nationalist rally, opposing city plans to remove a statue of Confederate icon General Robert E. Lee, attracted counter-protests. James Alex Fields Jr drove his car at high speed into a sedan, propelling it and a minivan into a group of anti-racist protesters, killing Heather Heyer (32) and injuring a further 19 people. Fields fled the scene in his own vehicle, but was stopped by Charlottesville police and later charged with murder.

Commissioned by: The Daily Progress

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Press clippings:

18 08 10 - Washington Post "‘It’s still hard to look at’ The story behind the searing photo of Charlottesville’s worst day"

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