Virginia violence: Twitter names, shames white supremacists present at the rally


Twitter users are harnessing the social media platform to identify white supremacists photographed during this weekend's protests at Charlottesville, Va., that sent shockwaves across the U.S.

And even with the death threats, Smith said he is undaunted.

He added he is not telling anyone his plans to return to Nevada for fear he may be attacked.

Cvjetanovic explained that he attended the march to send the message that although "it is not flawless", white European culture "has a right to be here just like every other culture". "Never in my lifetime did I remotely think I would vaguely defend the rights of a possibly very hateful person", says Wills who happens to be black and Jewish.

Others argued the participants have the Constitutional right to express their opinions.

These virulent racists came to Charlottesville under the pretense of protesting the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials from public spaces and in particular, the proposed removal of a sculpture commemorating the late confederate general Robert E. Lee.

One person was killed after a auto mowed down a group of protesters in the city of Charlottesville on Saturday while the two other victims, Virginia State Police Department officers, died when a helicopter crashed nearby, reports The Hill magazine.

Three people were killed and 19 others injured during a white nationalist rally in the USA state of Virginia, turning a day of violent demonstrations into a tragedy, the media reported.

Cvjetanovic is an undergraduate at the university studying history and political science. "I think that what we're also seeing is people are exhausted of being swept under the rug", said Peter Young, an instructor at San Jose State University's journalism and mass communications department. "It simply is not part of our culture", the restaurant chain said.

The University of Nevada, Reno, also denounced the movement as corrosive to society.

A petition is circulating on Change.Org calling for Cvjetanovic's firing and expulsion from the university.

Cvjetanovic said he plans to return to the university for the fall semester on August 28.

Naming people in photos doesn't appear to violate Twitter's online rules.

But Peter Cvjetanovic isn't hiding and, in fact, has been photographed before at the side of Republican Senator Dean Heller, who now insists he doesn't know the alt-right protestor. "No room for it in this country", he said on Twitter.

Wearing a swastika to show people don't like swastikas is. one way of doing things. but the point, in this case, is that Salads wasn't in Charlottesville.

"So when all of these photos started popping up from the torch rally Friday night and the alt-right march on Saturday, I figured it was only natural that I would continue to call them out". "They want to keep people afraid". "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 told KTVN.