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White Nationalist ‘Fired From His Job’ After Twitter Vigilante Outs Him As Charlottesville Rally Attendee


White Nationalist ‘Fired From His Job’ After Twitter Vigilante Outs Him As Charlottesville Rally Attendee

A white nationalist has been fired from his job after a Twitter vigilante identified the now jobless man as one of the alt-right protesters who participated in the violent and deadly “Unite the Right” march this weekend.

Twitter user Yes, You’re Racist, who has exposed racism on Twitter since 2012, first identified the protester as Cole White on Saturday night and listed his employer as Top Dog, a restaurant in Berkeley, California.

Less than a day later, the account tweeted that it had received a response from White’s employer, informing the vigilante that the employee had been terminated after being “inundated by inquiries.”

A spokesman for the restaurant told reporters they would be releasing a full statement tomorrow but “for now, we feel it is imperative to let you know that Cole White is no longer employed by Top Dog, LLC.”

An employee at Top Dog confirmed to that White had been fired.

Twitter user Yes, You’re Racist also helped to identify Peter Cvjetanovic, 20, of Reno, as another attendee of the “Unite the Right” march.

The University of Reno student, an undergraduate studying history and political science, told KTVN he had traveled to the march “for the message that white European culture has a right to be here just like every other culture.”

“It is not perfect; there are flaws to it, of course,” he added. “However I do believe that the replacement of the statue will be the slow replacement of white heritage within the United States and the people who fought and defended and built their homeland. Robert E Lee is a great example of that. He wasn’t a perfect man, but I want to honor and respect what he stood for during his time.”

Photos of Cvjetanovic attending the rally circulated on social media, with many denouncing him as a racist.

“I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was,” he noted. “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.”

“As a white nationalist, I care for all people,” he said. “We all deserve a future for our children and for our culture. White nationalists aren’t all hateful; we just want to preserve what we have.”

Here are some of the other attendees identified by the Twitter vigilante:

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) pleaded with the president to use the words “white supremacists” and to label what happened Saturday as a terrorist attack, instead of vaguely calling out violence on “both sides.” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) declared that “white supremacy is a scourge” that “must be confronted and defeated.” Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) tweeted, “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer (D) directly blamed Trump for the explosion of hate in his city this weekend, accusing the president of intentionally courting white supremacists, nationalists and anti-Semitic groups during his 2016 campaign.

“This is not hard. There’s two words that need to be said over and over again: domestic terrorism and white supremacy,” Signer said. “That is exactly what we saw on display this weekend, and we just aren’t seeing leadership from the White House.”

“It is not too much to ask to have a president who explicitly condemns Nazis,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted Saturday.


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