Auto plows into counter protestors during Virginia rally

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A group of people described as anti-fascist, anti-racist counter-protesters continued to march in the streets of Charlottesville after the rally was officially shut down.

We should warn you this video is disturbing.

Then the driver put the auto in reverse and backed-up the street with its front bumper dragging and a few people chasing after it.

"He slowed down, targeted the crowd and slammed on the gas".

Charlottesville police tell CBS News at least four people are injured.

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It happened two hours after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.

The "pro-white" rally was called by a rightwing blogger Jason Kessler to protest against Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.

The FBI said it has opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances that led a driver to plow a vehicle into a crowd while white nationalist activists and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville on Saturday.

NBC will continue to provide updates as they receive them.

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