(Photo: THE DAILY PROGRESS)
UPDATE AUGUST 15:
Three more white supremacists who attended the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia have been identified and fired by their employers.
Nigel Krofta and Cole White were terminated at their jobs, while one participant in an Army paratroopers hat was called out.
One man who was spotted wearing an 82nd Airborne Infantry hat was denounced by the All American Division, who notably fought in the 1944 D-Day invasion.
"Anyone can purchase that hat," the All American unit declares. "Valor is earned."
Nigel Krofta, a white supremacist from Ridgeville, South Carolina, was photographed next to James Fields Jr., the man accused of driving his car throuhg protesters and killing Heather Heyer with his car.
Once he was identified, people contacted his employer, Limehouse and Sons Construction, and demanded he be fired, which he was.
"In light of what has just come to our attention, we here at Limehouse & Sons Inc. would like to take this time to assure our friends and our customers that we do not condone the actions of the people involved in this horrific display that has taken place in Charlottesville, VA," Limehouse wrote in a statement. "We also do not knowingly hire criminals but when it comes to our attention that we have someone within our organization that fits this description we deal with it in a timely manner and we turn it over to the proper authorities, people like this have no place in our society"
Finally, Cole White was identified via Twitter and fired by his employer, Top Dog restaurant, in the best way possible.
UPDATE AUGUST 14:
After being identified as an active participant at the Charlottesville white supremacist rally, the president of Washington State University’s chapter of the College Republicans is trying to convince others that he is no racist.
Once photos of James Allsup appeared on the @YesYoureRacist Twitter page, he confirmed he attended the rally. However, Allsup feels that being called a racist is unfair because no one has "proof."
"They have no proof that I'm a racist," Allsup told KREM. "They are slandering me and that I'm racist without evidence because I talk about history and I talk about American politics."
Allsup went on to say that he attended the rally as a “paleoconservative” or a “right wing libertarian” because he feels the term "alt-right" is a slur. He also said that although he disagrees with the violence and hateful imagery, such as the swastika, the people that gathered in Charlottesville have a right to free speech.
"I would even say the same for the Black Panthers," Allsup told KREM. "If you're going to peacefully organize an event and peacefully go to the event, I think you should have the right to speak."
We’re playing Mask Off: Charlottesville Edition. During this go-around, the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist needs your help in identifying white supremacists who participated in the “Unite the Right” rallies in Virginia.
One of the protesters has already reportedly been fired. According to a statement from the workplace of Cole White, a “Unite the Right” participant identified by pictures of the protests that went viral.
“UPDATE: Cole White, the first person I exposed, no longer has a job #GoodNightColeWhite #ExposeTheAltRight.”
Some are trying to take cover because they know they could become targets. 20-year-old Peter Cvjetanovic told KTVN that he didn’t know the photos would go viral and says his participation was not about hate.
“I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation,” he said. “But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I’m not the angry racist they see in that photo.” Uh, yeah…
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