The 36-years-old white nationalist named Christopher Cantwell has been charged with illegal use of the tear gas and malicious injury on the body by the caustic substance earlier this week. The white nationalist was featured in the documentary which was widely viewed which also brought him in the headlines.
The authorities issued the arrest warrant in Virginia for Christopher Cantwell who is a white nationalist, the arrest warrant was released after few days of the violent gatherings this month. The man has surrendered in front of the authorities in Virginia.
According to the University of Virginia Police Department, the white nationalist has been charged with 2 felony counts.
Canwell who describes himself as a white nationalist has emerged as the high profile activist for the alt-right, he was featured in the Vice News documentary which has been viewed more than 44 million times since it out.
According to Cantwell, the death of Heather Heyer, 32, was justified. He said, “I think that a lot more people are going to die before we’re done here.”
Cantwell said during an interview that according to him the charges he would be face expected to link with the documentary he was featured in which showed Cantwell “pepper-spraying a guy straight in his face as he’s coming toward me.”
Cantwell posted a video on Youtube on 12th August, the video showed him choked back his tears and mocked.
He said, “I thought that spraying that guy was the least damaging thing I could do.” He added, “In my left hand I had a flashlight. My other option, other than the pepper spray, was to break this guy’s teeth. O.K.? And I didn’t want to do that. I just wanted him to not hurt me.”
“I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Cantwell said, “and I’m looking forward to my day in court.”