Bay Area man one of 4 white supremacists arrested for deadly Charlottesville riot

- Four people, including a Bay Area man, were arrested Tuesday in connection with last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

The suspects are apparently members of a the white supremacist Rise Above Movement, or RAM, group based out of Southern California. 

One of them is 24-year-old Cole Evan White of Clayton

In August 2017, violence erupted at the 'Unite The Right' rally, a woman was killed and dozens of people were injured when a car plowed into the crowd.

All four men are charged with traveling to the rally to incite a riot and to attack counter protesters.

"While on their way to the Unite the Right Rally in Emancipation Park and with their hands taped and ready to do street battle, committed multiple acts of violence," Thomas T. Cullen, the U.S. attorney for Western District of Virginia said in court Tuesday. 

The men are now facing federal conspiracy charges. If convicted, each will face up to 10 years in prison. 

These charges are not related to the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car ran protesters over. 

When White was revealed to be affiliated with RAM and the riot, he quit his job at Berkeley's Top Dog restaurant. Reviewers on Yelp threatened to boycott the eatery if they employed "Nazi supporters."

 

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