A white nationalist was fired from his job after Twitter users began naming and shaming alt-right supporters involved in yesterday’s deadly Charlottesville rally.
The rally – which was described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as ‘the largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States’ – attracted thousands from neo-Nazi groups, the Ku Klux Klan and other far-right organizations.
It also culminated in a horrifying alleged attack on a group of antifascist counter-protesters as alleged white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr allegedly drove into a crowd, killing one person and injuring 19 more.
As the reverberations of that deadly assault continued to be felt on Sunday, Twitter user Yes, You’re Racist began naming and shaming those who were photographed waving torches and allying themselves with violent far-right extremists.
The first of those was Cole White, who has now been fired by Berkeley’s Top Dog restaurant as a result.
After his employers Top Dog restaurant, in Berkeley, were alerted that White attended the rally, he was fired (a general view of a Top Dog restaurant in Berkeley)
spokesman told reporters inquiring about White that they would be releasing a full statement tomorrow, but that ‘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 DailyMail.com that White had been fired.
White was one of thousands who gathered for the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Saturday – and one of many identified online.
The event, which was openly attended neo-Nazis and other hate groups, was ostensibly intended to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee from the newly renamed Emancipation Park.
The park – formerly the Lee Park – became a focal point for right-wingers of all kinds, from gun rights activists to alt-right members, to out-and-out fascists.
Peter Cvjetanovic, 20, (right) of Reno, has been identified as the angry-looking torch bearer who marched through the University of Virginia on Friday night
A Twitter user, by the username @FearsWilliam, who describes himself in his bio as being the ‘charismatic leader of a white breeding cult’, was spotted doing the Nazi salute at the rally
Donald Trump provoked fury from some on Saturday as he complained of ‘hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,’ with some took to be an attempt to avoid blaming white supremacists
Protesters gathered at other across the US on Sunday, including these people who arrived at the White House, angry at Donald Trump’s failure to wholeheartedly condemn the neo-Nazis