Ultraprivate activist charged in connection with the action in Charlottesville

Ultraprivate activist charged in connection with the action in Charlottesville


Ультраправому активисту предъявлены обвинения в связи с акцией в Шарлотсвилле

Christopher Cantwell surrendered to the police

Right-wing activist Christopher Cantwell on Wednesday surrendered to the police, who were looking for him on charges connected with the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Cantwell, appeared in a documentary by Vice News on the stock, surrendered to authorities in the neighboring city of Lynchburg.

The police of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was looking for him on three charges of especially serious offences: unlawful use of tear gas and the deliberate infliction of bodily injury.

Cantwell on Tuesday admitted in an interview with the Associated Press that he used pepper spray against far-right opponent at the University of Virginia the day before the event. Cantwell, residing in the state of new Hampshire, insisted that he had acted in self-defense.

“The only option was to knock his teeth out”, he said.

August 11, Cantwell, along with a crowd of like-minded people held on the University campus with torches, shouting such slogans as “blood and soil” (Nazi ideology, suggesting that only the origin gives the right to a nationality).

During the campaign, right-wing on 12 August in Charlottesville, clashes between white nationalists and their opponents. Associated with the right-wing motorist drove into a crowded minibus, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The driver, James fields Jr., charged with second-degree murder.