Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Far-Right Marcher Fired from Job after Violence at US Demo; White Extremists Are Shamed Online as Trump Faces Backlash

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Far-Right Marcher Fired from Job after Violence at US Demo; White Extremists Are Shamed Online as Trump Faces Backlash

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Byline: David Gardner US Correspondent

AN alleged white nationalist was fired from his job today after being outed on social media for his involvement in a Far Right rally in America that left one anti-fascist demonstrator dead and more than 20 injured.

Cole White was one of a number of marchers named and shamed on Twitter. As a result, he was fired from the Top Dog restaurant in Berkeley, California, where he worked.

White was one of thousands who gathered for the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. The event, which was openly attended by neo-Nazis and other hate groups, was ostensibly intended to protest against the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee from the newly renamed Emancipation Park.

Anti-fascist demonstrator Heather Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against the rally.

Another of those identified as an angry-looking torch bearer, 20-yearold student Peter Cvjetanovic, said: "I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I'm not the angry racist they see in that photo."

The "Yes, You're Racist" Twitter page has been naming the Unite the Right marchers to its 180,000 followers online since the hate-fuelled rallies on Friday and Saturday. One of the alleged alt-right protesters, using the name @FearsWilliam, retweeted an image that the page posted of him throwing up a Hitler salute, saying "lol".

The man describes himself as being the "charismatic leader of a white breeding cult" in his profile.

The Yes, You're Racist page also posted photos of James Fields, the Nazi-loving 20-year-old who allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters on Saturday, killing 32-year-old paralegal Ms Heyer. Fields has been charged with second-degree murder. …

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