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Warrants out for arrest of white nationalist in Vice documentary

Warrants are reportedly out for the man featured in a Vice News video about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has issued four warrants for the arrest of Christopher Cantwell, according to The New York Times.

Cantwell told the newspaper that he is willing to turn himself in to authorities if he must, and that he thinks the warrants are in relation to an incident caught on camera where he is “pepper-spraying a guy straight in his face as he’s coming toward me.”

{mosads} “I thought that spraying that guy was the least damaging thing I could do,” he said.

“In my left hand I had a flashlight. My other option, other than the pepper spray, was to break this guy’s teeth. OK? And I didn’t want to do that. I just wanted him to not hurt me.”

Cantwell, who was banned from the dating site OKCupid following the documentary, is featured in the Vice report making derogatory comments about blacks and Jews.

He told The Times that he is “looking forward to my day in court.”

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