A white nationalist who attended a violent far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, and subsequently cried on camera about an arrest warrant, has announced that he does not like being called the 'crying Nazi.'
Christopher Cantwell featured in a Vice documentary which aired shortly after the 'Unite the Right' rally, where one woman sadly died.
In the documentary Cantwell told Vice:
I’m carrying a pistol, I go to the gym all the time - I’m trying to make myself more capable of violence.
... we're not non-violent. We'll f***ing kill these people if we have to
He also showed off a large collection of rifles and pistols which he had readily to hand, and claimed that "white men are the de facto rulers of the Earth".
Shortly after this rather disturbing display, a second video of Cantwell emerged online. This piece to camera was seemingly released by Cantwell himself, originally posted to Facebook, and showed the white supremacist crying and panicking about a possible warrant being put out for his arrest.
The visibly upset and tearful white supremacist said that he 'didn't know what to do,' adding:
If I can confirm you are in fact law enforcement I will give you my location and I will let you come and get me.
I’m armed, I do not want violence with you. I’m terrified I’m afraid you’re going to kill me.
It turns out Cantwell isn't impressed by his new reputation, and doesn't really like being constantly referred to as the 'crying Nazi' online.
In an interview from jail, he told The Daily Beast:
One minute I’m a f*cking white supremacist terrorist and the next minute I’m a f*cking crybaby?
I'm a goddamn human being.
Richmond NBC station WWBT report that Cantwell has been charged with two felony counts of illegal use of tear gas and other gases. He has also be charged with a single felony count of malicious bodily injury by means of any caustic substance or agent or use of any explosive or fire.
He added to The Daily Beast:
When I come down here for a permitted demonstration, championed by the ACLU, where the police are supposed to be clearing our enemies from our path, and then I find myself involved in a riot facing 20 years in prison, I got emotional, shockingly enough.
You can watch Cantwell crying here:
And you can see his comments on Vice's documentary here:
Cantwell was recently banned for life from dating website OkCupid for his views - which must have been a little upsetting for him too.