RENO (AP) – A Nevada college student who was photographed marching in Virginia before a deadly white supremacist rally says he’s not an “angry racist.”
KTVN-TV interviewed 20-year-old Peter Cvjetanovic after he was identified online in a photo showing white nationalists marching through the University of Virginia campus carrying torches Friday.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
On Saturday, a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters as tensions turned violent at a related rally.
Cvjetanovic says he didn’t expect the photo to spread but that he’s a white nationalist who cares for all people and wants to “preserve what we have.”
Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, after a recent photo of the two reportedly surfaced, condemned the events and said he didn’t know Cvjetanovic.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
The University of Nevada, Reno, also denounced the movement as corrosive to society.MORE NEWS: Police Warn Of Fake Jewelry Scammer Roaming Woodland, Yolo County
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