Plagued by infighting and cancelled gigs, the alt-right has been quiet lately. But as we approach the first anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, some groups are back in the streets.
The new filings accuse Richard Spencer, Christopher Cantwell and a variety of other White supremacist leaders of physical and emotional harm due to their roles in August’s deadly “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Journalist and researcher Spencer Sunshine started observing racist hate events in the late 1980s. Last Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville almost killed him. Here, an unvarnished dispatch from the picturesque Virginia town—from the violent lead-up in Emancipation Park to the deadly aftermath downtown.