United States of America: the neo-Nazi fell in the Charlottesville crowd found guilty of murder – 20 minutes


The neo-Nazi James Fields, who had fallen on the crowd in Charlottesville, was convicted of the murder of Heather Heyer. – SIPA / POLICE

"Guilty: An American neo-Nazi was convicted of murder on Friday by a court in Charlottesville, Eastern United States, 16 months after killing an anti-fascist demonstrator who was protesting for an extreme right-wing rally in the city and will be convicted – in 20 years of prison and life imprisonment – at a later date.

James Fields, 21, who was defending self-defense, drove his car into a group of protesters, killing Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring several people in August 2017 in this small Virginia town. which became a symbol of increased extremism under the presidency of Donald Trump.

The ambivalence of Donald Trump

The president of the United States initially refused to specifically denounce the white supremacists, saying that there had been violence and "very good people" on both sides. Faced with criticism on his part, he then promulgated a resolution condemning "white nationalists, white supremacists, Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other groups of hatred".


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