The hoods may be off, but this Twitter user is exposing white supremacists left and right.

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8.14.2017

Twitter User Exposes Charlottesville White Supremacists

After the deadly and despicable events in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, people are taking to Twitter in an effort to identify and hold accountable those who marched in the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally. The scenes witnessed on Friday night and on into Saturday were reminiscent of KKK and Nazi rallies of the past—but this time, the hoods were off. Thus, the manhunt begins.

Photos of violent and unashamed protesters have gone viral, and Twitter user @YesYoureRacist is using these images to call out and identify these white nationalists to their schools, employers, and families, in the hopes of serving justice where it is due.

The social media vigilante has been posting photos of white nationalists and asking its almost 300,ooo followers to help identify them. “If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I’ll make them famous,” @YesYoureRacist wrote in one Twitter post.

Many of the rally attendees have already been identified. Cole White, the first attendee exposed by the now-famous account, has been fired from his job at “Top Dog” restaurant in Berkeley, which made the following statement: “Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog. The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog. We believe in individual freedom and voluntary association for everyone.”

@YesYoureRacist has also been connecting the dots between the Nazi protestors and their political ties. In one tweet, the account linked alt-right protester Peter Cvjetanovic (otherwise dubbed as “angry torch guy”) with Republican U.S. Senator @DeanHeller, pictured below in a photo together.

One Facebook commenter, Devin Daniel, agreed with the account’s mission, saying, “This is how we make them learn. They have the right to speak their racist garbage but [there are] consequences to their actions.”

If you’re interested in aiding the ongoing activist effort in Charlottesville and across the country, check out our Weekly Activist Roundup, and how you can prepare for counter-protests in the coming weeks.

Featured image via The New Yorker

Stay tuned to Milk for more developing news surrounding the events in Charlottesville.

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