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White Nationalist's Chat Interrupted by Angry Dad

'Hey, get out of my room!'

(Newser) - "Unite the Right" organizer Jason Kessler tends to meet opposition wherever he speaks—including his parents' home. Video has surfaced of the white supremacist being interrupted by his angry father while chatting online about Orthodox Jews to neo-Nazi Californian Patrick Little, the Washington Post reports. "Hey, you get... More »

Protesters Far Outnumber 'Unite the Right' Crowd in DC

Dozens of white nationalists encountered hundreds in counterprotest near White House

(Newser) - A contingent of about 30 white nationalists was seen marching down a Washington street toward the White House surrounded by a protective bubble of police officers and vehicles, per the AP . Hundreds of counterprotesters were walking alongside the group but keeping on the sidewalks, many of them shouting and taunting... More »

A Year Later, Charlottesville Braces for Trouble

State of emergency in effect as city marks one-year anniversary of racial violence

(Newser) - Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., and city officials are trying to avoid any repeat. States of emergency have been declared for the city and the entire state, and downtown Charlottesville will be under heavy watch from city, state, and federal law enforcement... More »

A Year Later, Charlottesville Battens the Hatches

Jason Kessler is trying to hold another Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12

(Newser) - The clock is ticking down on the Aug. 12 anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that led to deadly violence in Charlottesville, and white nationalist Jason Kessler wants to throw another event to mark it. The city of Charlottesville is taking him to federal court to try to block... More »

NPS Gives OK for 'White Civil Rights' Rally in DC

Organizer Jason Kessler led the Charlottesville rally last year where Heather Heyer was killed

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, are going to be busy on Aug. 11 and 12: The National Park Service has given initial approval for Jason Kessler, organizer of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, to hold rallies to mark the anniversary of the Virginia event, WSET... More »

White Supremacist Rally Organizer Banned From UVA

Jason Kessler is accused of hateful cyber-threats and bullying

(Newser) - The University of Virginia has issued a no-trespass warning to the organizer of last summer’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, reports the New York Times . The warning effectively bans Jason Kessler from the campus for up to four years, per the Daily Progress . The move follows reports that... More »

After Twitter Yanks Verified Status, She Cites Holocaust

That from Laura Loomer, who along with Richard Spencer and others lost the blue tick

(Newser) - A few Twitter users lost the coveted blue tick on Wednesday after Twitter released new guidelines regarding verified accounts. The move came after the company was attacked for granting verified status to Jason Kessler, who put together the white nationalist rally that rocked Charlottesville in August (and issued this "... More »

Charlottesville Rally Organizer Arrested for Alleged Doxing

Jason Kessler says it wasn't him who outed info of protester

(Newser) - The organizer of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally is wanted by police for allegedly doxing a protester at the rally. Jason Kessler is accused of tweeting Emily Gorcenski's name, address, and a photograph of her home on Oct. 3; five days later, someone followed up the doxing with a... More »

Feds Slap Charlottesville Rally Organizer With Perjury Charge

Jason Kessler lied about January altercation: prosecutors

(Newser) - The organizer of August's deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on a felony perjury charge stemming from a January incident that previously landed him with an assault conviction. In a sworn statement on Jan. 23, Jason Kessler told a magistrate he was assaulted by Charlottesville... More »

Charlottesville Rally Organizer Issues 'Vile' Tweet on Victim

Jason Kessler's account goes after 'Communist' Heather Heyer

(Newser) - The Charlottesville resident who organized last weekend's alt-right rally appears to have insulted victim Heather Heyer in crude language. A tweet (no longer accessible) from the account of Jason Kessler Friday said this: "Heather Heyer was a fat, disgusting Communist. Communists have killed 94 million. Looks like it... More »

Rally Organizer Blames Cops for Violence

Jason Kessler got chased out of chaotic news conference by protesters

(Newser) - The organizer of the "Unite the Right" rally that ended in bloodshed Saturday had to flee his own press conference within minutes Sunday after angry protesters moved in. Jason Kessler was whisked to safety by police after being chased by a crowd of protesters, some of them shouting "... More »

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