Charlottesville white supremacist blames counterprotesters for violence in tearful video

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 17, 2017

Cantwell, a white nationalist who streams his own talk radio show and is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as "an unapologetic fascist", was due to be a speaker at the rally.

The next day, armed with assault rifles, tear gas, shields and sticks, the neo-Nazis violently clashed with counter-protestors, until a state of emergency was declared after a 20-year-old white supremacist rammed his vehicle into a group of people, killing one and injuring 19 more.

"What about the "alt-left" that came charging at the, as you say, the "alt-right"?"

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In a final interview with Cantwell after the weekend's riots end, he says, "We knew that we were going to meet a lot of resistance".

The scene in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Trump's equivalence between the actions of the white nationalists and those of the counterprotesters has drawn near-universal backlash by observers, including Republicans. The protests began at 10 pm on Friday, 11 August, with demonstrators holding tiki torches and chanting slogans like "Jews will not replace us", "Blood and Soil", "White Lives Matter", making their way through the University of Virginia campus. Taneesha and other activists also express disappointment in US President Donald Trump's statement after the Charlottesville clash (he said "many sides" were to blame for the violence).

Cantwell even disputed Reeves' suggested description of the movement as "nonviolent". "Oh my God we got hit by a vehicle", she yells.

"We didn't aggress. We did not initiate force against anybody". "We're not non-violent, we'll fucking kill these people if we have to" he said then, adding that it was good that 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed by a fellow white supremacist at the rally.

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"I'm terrified you're going to kill me, I really am", Cantwell says while choking back tears.

"I don't think that you could feel about race the way that I do and watch that Kushner b-- walk around with that attractive girl, OK?"

"The amount of restraint that our people showed out there, I think, was outstanding", Cantwell says casually. "These people want violence, and the right is just meeting a market demand".

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