Alleged Driver of Car That Plowed Into Charlottesville Crowd Was a Nazi Sympathizer, Former Teacher Says

The Washington Post’s T. Rees Shapiro, Alice Crites, Laura Vozzella, and John Woodrow Cox report from Charlottesville, Virginia, “A man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of activists here – killing one person and injuring 19 – long sympathized with Nazi views and had stood with a group of white supremacists hours before Saturday’s bloody crash.” The 20-year-old alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., was part of a group of mostly white male protesters who were fighting the planned removal of a statue that memorializes Robert E. Lee. Fields’s high school history teacher said, “It was obvious that he had this fascination with Nazism and a big idolatry of Adolf Hitler.”

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