Leaders of Neo-Nazi Charlottesville Rally Found Liable, Must Pay $26 Million

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The organizers of the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville that became notorious after the vehicular murder of a counter-protester must pay millions in damages, a jury has decided.

Among the slogans shouted by the white supremacists at a torchlight procession modeled on Nazi rallies was “Jews will not replace us.”

17 of the leaders and organizations involved in the 2017 rally were found liable in a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs who suffered injury at their hands, the Associated Press reports.

They must pay damages in the amount of $26 million.

Plaintiff’s attorney Roberta Kaplan said the verdict was “eye opening” and “sends a loud message.”

Richard Spencer, one of the neo-Nazis found liable, said he would appeal the verdict.

The lawsuit was brought under a 19th century law originally intended to fight the Ku Klux Klan.

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