Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

3 White Supremacists Sentenced to Jail for Violence in Charlottesville, VA, and California

HeadlineJul 22, 2019

Three white supremacists were sentenced to two to three years in prison Friday for committing violent acts, including kicking, choking and punching people at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as other rallies in California. The U.S. attorney in the case said, “They were not interested in peaceful protest or lawful First Amendment expression; instead, they intended to provoke and engage in street battles with those that they perceived as their enemies.” A fourth man is still due to be sentenced. The men belonged to the white supremacist group Rise Above Movement, which the attorney’s office said has since disbanded.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation