Tag Archives: farright

Man misidentified as Charlottesville driver had to flee home; plans to sue far-right sites

In the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville terror attack, the far-right website GotNews posted what seemed like a huge scoop. The website said it could “exclusively reveal” that the person who had run over a group of demonstrators in a Dodge Charger was not a white nationalist, but instead a critic of President Donald Trump. The Michigan man GotNews had identified was in fact not the driver. He was not even in Virginia at the time. But within hours he and his family had been forced to flee their home ...

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Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Theresa May has said it is important to condemn far-right views “wherever we hear them” as she was asked about Donald Trump’s response to clashes in the United States. The PM said: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.” President Trump has faced criticism for blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A woman was killed when a car hit people opposed to a far-right rally. The UK prime minister added: “I think it is important for all those in ...

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Trump under fire for response to far-right

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Trump condemned violence by “many sides” – but stopped short of explicitly condemning the far-right. Republican Senator Cory Gardner said “Mr. President – we must call evil by its name.” He added: “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.” His comments were ...

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Charlottesville: State of emergency over US far-right rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device Officials in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency ahead of a large march by white nationalists. Thousands of people are expected to join the “Unite the Right” rally against plans to remove a statue of a pro-slavery US Civil War general. Violent clashes between far-right groups and counter-protesters have left at least two injured, police say. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence. On Twitter, he said: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that ...

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Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has lost Austria’s presidential election. On Facebook, he described himself as “infinitely sad” and congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen, former head of the Greens, on his victory. The elections had been seen as a sign of how well populist candidates might do in upcoming elections in the EU, though the post is ceremonial. The result is sure to be welcomed by establishment parties and officials in the EU. France, the Netherlands and Germany all face elections next year in which anti-mainstream and anti-immigration parties are gaining ...

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France’s far-right National Front leads in regional elections

PARIS (Reuters) – Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party led in the first round of French local elections, TV exit polls showed on Sunday, with Le Pen and her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen both gaining more than 40 percent in the north and southeast of the country. Reuters: World News

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