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Alt-Right Members in Charlottesville Vow Not to Back Down

“This is a phenomenal victory.”
Source: Joshua Roberts / Reuters

After a chaotic 24 hours in Charlottesville, Virginia, people on both sides of violent clashes are describing this as a pivotal moment for America’s future.

White nationalists who gathered for the Unite the Right rally blame those who turned out to stop them. They’re “damn communists,” says Andrew Dodson, a 33-year-old inventor who calls himself

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