White nationalist surrenders in Virginia on three felony charges

White nationalist surrenders in Virginia on three felony charges(Reuters) – A white nationalist featured in a widely seen documentary about this month’s violent marches and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has surrendered to police after they issued a warrant for his arrest, according to a police statement. Christopher Cantwell turned himself in to police in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Wednesday to face felony charges of the illegal use of tear gas and of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance, University of Virginia police spokesman Ben Rexrode said in a statement on Wednesday. Cantwell said in interviews with The New York Times last week that he had used pepper spray on a man “straight in his face” during a torch-lit march by hundreds of white nationalists on the University of Virginia campus on Aug. 11.



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