CONTENT WARNING: These images are unedited and show the true horror of what happened today in Charlottesville. While they are not gory, per se, they could be upsetting.
Photojournalist Ryan Kelly of the The Daily Progress was on hand today to chronicle the wrongly names #UnitetheRight demonstration and the resulting counterdemonstration. As he was photographing the crowd, a car came plowing through, hitting several people and killing one (according to the University of Virginia Health Systems).
The images caught by Kelly are horrifying. ABC News tweeted out a photo Kelly took at the exact moment the car entered the crowd.
JUST IN: 1 dead in Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor says https://t.co/uxu5PjvtNN pic.twitter.com/FWXuu51Uor
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) August 12, 2017
A photojournalist from The Chicago Tribune shared one of Kelly’s photos, showing people flying through the air as the car begins to strike the crowd.
Daily Progress photojournalist @RyanMKellyPhoto is covering this attack on his final day of work https://t.co/sYwD8I6Hl2 pic.twitter.com/pVGUvQ0ozF
— Brian Cassella (@briancassella) August 12, 2017
In a strange twist of fate, today was Ryan Kelly’s last day working as a photojournalist in Charlottesville. You can see more of his photos from today here.