Nazis in Amer­ica

The Week Middle East - - News -

Pres­i­dent Trump pro­voked fury with his half-hearted con­dem­na­tion of the white su­prem­a­cist march in Vir­ginia last week, during which an anti-fas­cist pro­tester was killed. Heather Heyer died when an al­leged right-wing ac­tivist drove a car into a crowd of anti-fas­cists in the univer­sity city of Char­lottesville. Trump ini­tially said “many sides” were to blame for the vi­o­lence. After crit­i­cism from politi­cians and the me­dia, he made a fur­ther state­ment con­demn­ing white su­prem­a­cists, be­fore stat­ing again on Tues­day that there was “blame on both sides”. Ex­trem­ist groups in­clud­ing the Ku Klux Klan had gath­ered in Char­lottesville to protest at plans to re­move a statue of the Con­fed­er­ate gen­eral Robert E. Lee from a pub­lic park. Some openly car­ried as­sault ri­fles, wore para­mil­i­tary uni­forms and chanted Nazi slo­gans. James Alex Fields Jr, 20, was charged with Heyer’s mur­der.

White ex­trem­ists in Char­lottesville

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