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

posted on August 14, 2017

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.”

Read at The Washington Post