A white nationalist who was photographed carrying a torch at an alt-right rally in Charlottesville this weekend has been fired from his job.
The New York Post reports that Cole White lost his job at a Berkeley, California, restaurant this weekend, as a popular Twitter account, “Yes, You’re Racist,” identified him and some of the other men seen marching and chanting at the rally that led to the deaths of three people, including a woman who was run down by a car whose driver intentionally targeted a group of peaceful counter-protesters.
On Saturday, the Twitter account asked for help in identifying the men who were photographed at the rally.
— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 12, 2017
After confirming his identify, the account outed White as one of the white supremacist marchers the next day. But White may have been fired before that even happened.
In a statement posted on the door of a Berkeley location, the restaurant, called “top dog,” wrote:
“Effective Saturday 12 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.
Sign on the door of Top Dog on Durant Ave confirms Cole White is no longer employed by the chain pic.twitter.com/ROwAed2NOl
— Harini Shyamsundar (@hshyamsundar) August 13, 2017
— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) August 13, 2017
Three people died as a result of the rally over the weekend. A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed when a car driven by a white nationalist rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday. The same day, two Virginia state troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates, were killed when their helicopter crashed just outside of Charlottesville.
Feature photo: Associated Press