Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Trial Won’t Move Over Violence Fear (1)

June 18, 2021, 10:08 PM

Right-wing organizers of the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, failed to convince a judge that the October trial in a lawsuit against them should be moved because it might have a “punch-a-Nazi” vibe.

Keeping the trial in Charlottesville will be more convenient for witnesses, and all parties have time to ensure the proceeding is conducted in a safe manner, U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon ruled Friday.

Defendants including the White nationalist group Identity Evropa and the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker’s Party had asked to move the trial out of fear police will allow violent protesters to ...

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