Group to pay $10K to Charlottesville car attack survivor

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – AUGUST 12: Rescue workers and medics tend to many people who were injured when a car plowed through a crowd of anti-facist counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The car plowed through the crowed following the shutdown of the “Unite the Right” rally by police […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio-based neo-Nazi group will pay $10,000 to the survivor of a car attack that occurred during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Daily Progress reported Monday that the group is called the Traditionalist Worker Party.

William “Bill” Burke’s suit was filed in the Southern District of Ohio U.S. District Court. Burke was among those injured in 2017 when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors.

The rally focused on the city’s planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Burke was a counter-protester.

His lawsuit alleges the rally was meant to send a message of white supremacy.

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