Twitter account identifies White supremacists from Virginia rally, 1 fired

Twitter account “Yes, You’re Racist” that is exposing white supremacists from Charlottesville, Va. (Photo source: [email protected])

The White supremacists who caused violence and bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend cannot just run and hide. That’s because a Twitter user is exposing them by name, and even got one of them fired from his job.

A Twitter account dubbed “Yes, You’re Racist” is identifying the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Alt-Right members and other racists who recently attended the Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park at the University of Virginia. They were condemning the city’s decision to take down the statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee.

“If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I’ll make them famous #GoodNightAltRight,” user @YesYoureRacist tweeted.

The Twitter user has already scored. He has identified one white supremacist marcher as Peter Cvjetanovic of Reno, Nevada.

Photos of the 20-year-old college student showed him holding a tiki torch among other protesters during the white supremacist gathering Friday night. The snapshots quickly spread on social media with people slamming him as a racist.

Once Cvjetanovic was exposed and withstood the blow-back from his participation in the march, he told KTVN-TV that he wasn’t a racist and didn’t expect to receive such backlash.

“I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation,” Cvjetanovic told the station. “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.”

Cvjetanovic, who traveled to Charlottesville to show his disapproval over the ordered removal of the statue, also defended his white supremacist beliefs.

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

Another person who was identified was Cole White. He was immediately fired from his job at Top Dog, a restaurant in Berkeley, California, the company said.

“Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog. The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog,” the company told the Daily News Sunday. “We believe in individual freedom, and voluntary association for everyone.”

@YesYou’reRacist has also identified James Allsup, the current president of the College Republicans at Washington State University. Allsup was one of the keynote speakers at the Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville.

The “Yes, You’re Racist” page also featured shots of James Fields Jr., the 20-year-old Ohio murderous lunatic who rammed his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of demonstrators, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring more than 20.

He’s been charged with second-degree murder and other felonies and is the subject of a Department of Justice investigation. The FBI is reportedly treating the killing as a hate crime.


Terry Shropshire
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