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A woman tragically killed in an attack that transpired in Charlotteville, Virginia on Saturday was 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a paralegal who expressed outrage on Facebook against the racist rally held in her hometown. Her alleged killer, James Alex Fields, 20, was a white supremacist who shared Hitler and Pepe the Frog memes on social media.

Fields has been accused of driving a sports car into a crowd of counterprotesters near the University of Virginia campus. The crash left one dead and 19 injured.

Speculation as to who was behind the attack ran rampant on Saturday. The alt-right insisted that the killer was a member of Antifa. But after law enforcement identified the suspect as Fields, a resident of Ohio, it became clear that the violence came at the hands of a white supremacist.

Photos from the protest showed unequivocally what side Fields was on Saturday.

James Alex Fields was w/ the Vanguard America folks in #Charlottesville. Learn more about the group > https://t.co/HNloF8Btnf @ADL_National pic.twitter.com/TmJLi0kfZo

— Oren Segal (@orensegal) August 13, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League discerned that the shield Field was carrying was from Vanguard American, a neo-Nazi group devoted to a America …read more

Source:: Salon – Politics

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