Chris Cantwell, who is now known as the “crying Nazi,” turned himself in to the police earlier this week for his alleged violent attacks on anti-racist protesters at the Charlottesville march.
But, it seems that police were going to let Cantwell be a free man. That was until protesters forced the police to release the video evidence of him pepper spraying them in the face.
According to The Daily Beast, “police did not seek the warrants that led to the arrest of white supremacist Christopher Cantwell this week.” Instead, the warrants were issued only after protesters “swore to a local magistrate they were attacked by Cantwell, and the magistrate issued three felony warrants based on their accusations.”
One of the activist, Kristopher Cheney Goad, provided the video evidence of Cantwell attacking the protestors.
Goad told The Daily Beast, “As anyone can clearly see from public videos from that night, Cantwell’s claims for self defense are not valid.”