It’s been a deservedly cruel summer for Christopher Cantwell, the neo-Nazi who chanted such charming slogans as “Jews will not replace us”—on camera, mind you—while marching in the “alt-right” / Klan crossover event known as the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Despite puffing his chest while around his fellow white supremacists, including bragging about his ability to cause violence, Cantwell tried to downplay the threats in a YouTube video full of sobbing and sniveling “but our permits!” protestations.
Just yesterday, Cantwell told Uproxx he was going into hiding after learning about the arrest warrants that were out for him along with the [insert marginalized group here]. But CNN’s learned that Cantwell’s already goose-stepped his way to the Charlottesville police to surrender himself. Cantwell’s being charged with “two counts of illegal use of tear gas and other gases, and one count of malicious bodily injury with a caustic substance.” So much for his claims that he and all the armed bigots who showed up to protest the removal of a statue had tried to keep things as peaceful as possible.