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Asian Man Caught on Camera Allegedly Marching With White Supremacists in Charlottesville

In an exclusive clip shared with NextShark, an Asian man appears to possibly be marching alongside members of the Alt-Right at the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia which took place on August 12, 2017. It is unknown whether he is part of the Alt-Right or unrelated to them.

The ACLU eye-witness who took the video says that she wasn’t sure if he was marching with the group when she first saw him but then started filming when she saw him a second time with the group.

“I was in my ACLU vest at the time so that could get hairy. I shot it in Charlottesville yesterday Aug 12 around 11:30 am.”

(The man appears at the 1:11 mark)

“When I first saw him I thought maybe he was just happening by and wasn’t really walking with them,” the witness said. “I did a double take. Still wasn’t positive. The second time I saw him I was just dumbfounded. My boyfriend is [of AAPI heritage] so I texted him about it so he could be disgusted with me. This was right next to emancipation park where the rally permit was. The group was trying to enter the park.”

“I don’t understand the one Asian guy walking with them,” a witness could be heard saying in the video.

The Alt-Right march was met with a peaceful counter-protest that soon turned fatal, as one woman, Heather Heyer, was struck by Alt-Right supporter James Alex Fields, who used his vehicle to plow through the counter-protesters. Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Two state troopers were also killed at the scene in a related helicopter accident. Nineteen others were injured in the violent incident.

Asians were not the only disenfranchised group to march with the overwhelming majority of White men; in fact, they were outnumbered by White women.

Efforts by counter-protesters are currently being made to identify those who participated in the march.

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