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Christopher Cantwell, heretofore and ever after known as “The Crying Nazi,” is very unhappy about his new nickname. Probably shouldn’t have been a tough-talking Nazi who cried on camera when he thought he was in trouble then.
The weeping white supremacist is in jail in Charlottesville, Virginia, after turning himself in to police to face felony charges related to the fighting that broke out during the torchlight tikinacht three weeks ago, when Cantwell and his brethren clashed with protesters while marching across the University of Virginia campus.
Cantwell faces charges for illegal use of gasses and injury by caustic agent, after he hit protesters with pepper spray in what he claims was self-defense.
The sobbing “Sieg Heil” enthusiast gave an interview to the Daily Beast in which he manages to sound both self-pitying and … no, sorry, that’s it:
“They pushed hundreds of armed white nationalists into a crowd of communist rioters who threw rocks and piss and shit and bleach and pepper spray and hit us with clubs and did everything they could to provoke us into shooting them.” […]
Photos and video from the event show a crowd of several hundred white supremacists, Cantwell among them, surrounding a small group of around two dozen protesters at a statue on the UVA campus, but sure, keep going with the self-defense argument:
Cantwell claims he was hit with bear spray or something similar Friday, and again on Saturday. Vice News captured Cantwell appearing to be hit with an irritant on Saturday and drenching his face in milk as a comrade says, “Heil Cantwell!”
“I got assaulted twice in as many days,” says Cantwell, “and now I’m facing 20 years in prison, which I think is pretty f**ked up.”
Fifteen years, actually, but who’s counting. Anyway:
Cantwell declines to tone down his rhetoric, claiming that Gorcenski isn’t qualified to testify in court because she’s a “f**king t****y” and blames “kikes” for for orchestrating the counter-protesters.
“All of these people [statue removers] are taking their talking points from Jews,” he said.
Talk to this guy; maybe he can help you identify them. Though I’d still advise a different defense strategy in court for this blubbering blitzkrieg fan.