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$3M lawsuit filed against 'Unite the Right' organizers and other 'hate groups'

Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Two of the people who were injured in the crash on Saturday in Charlottesville on 4th and Water Streets have now filed a lawsuit.

The plaintiffs in the court documents are listed as Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington, who say they were physically injured when a driver ran into a crowd of people near the intersection following the "Unite the Right" rally that turned violent.

Court documents show that they are asking for $3 million in compensation.

The suit is against James Fields, Jr., the man charged with second-degree murder for the crash that left one woman dead and several others injured, also Jason Kessler, who organized the rally, Richard Spencer, David Duke, Michael Heimbach, and several other groups that were there.

The lawsuit claims the organizers of the rally were inciting a riot and Kessler was negligent because he didn't ensure the rally would be peaceful.

Fields was denied bond on Monday and is currently in jail.

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