Nazis in America
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