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Man Fired After Participating In White Supremacist Rally

A Vermont man has been fired from his job after participating in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
28-year-old Ryan Roy of Burlington is shown in a Vice News documentary carrying a torch during a protest of the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

The Burlington Free Press reports that Roy says he favors white nationalism and separation based on race. He was fired from his job at Pizzeria Uno and Grill in South Burlington for participating in the rally.

He says "there's nothing wrong with white people standing up for their own interest and identity."

Roy blames the violent clashes in Charlottesville on counter protesters. A woman was killed when a man rammed his car into a crowd of counter demonstrators Saturday.

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