Chris Cantwell, better known as the “The Crying Neo-Nazi,” was denied bail following a warrant in Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia issued a warrant for Cantwell after he pepper sprayed a person during a protest on August 11
Cantwell appeared in a VICE documentary where he claimed he wanted to be more capable of violence and justified the death of Heather Heyer
A viral video shows Cantwell crying after he learned that he had a warrant
Cantwell turned himself in on Wednesday and was denied bail via video conference
Known neo-Nazi, Christopher Cantwell, was denied bail after turning himself in for pepper spraying a person at the University of Virginia in an act he claimed was “self-defense.”
Cantwell gained notoriety after appearing in the VICE documentary, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror.” In the documentary, Cantwell claims he is trying to make himself more capable of violence and shows no empathy over the death of Heather Heyer.
Cantwell Denied Bail
Cantwell made his first court appearance in Charlottesville after turning himself into the Lynchburg, Virginia police on Wednesday. At court, via video conference, Cantwell was denied bail by the Albemarle County General District Court.
Cantwell is charged with, two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a “caustic substance,” explosive or fire. All of Cantwell’s charges are felonies. A preliminary hearing has been set for October 12.
Jews Will Not Replace Us
On August 11, Cantwell was one of many that showed up to protest a Charlottesville City Council plan to remove a statue of General Robert E Lee. Cantwell was one of many that marched at the University of Virginia with tiki torches and chanted “Jews will not replace us,” among other racially charged chants.
It was during these protests that a Nazi sympathizer rammed his car into a crowd that injured 19 and took the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. In the VICE documentary, Cantwell stated that Heyer’s murder was “more than justified.”