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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 08:13 PM

3. 3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

Updated 5:21 pm CDT, Friday, July 19, 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three members of a white supremacist group were sentenced Friday to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California.

Members of the now-defunct Rise Above Movement were caught on camera assaulting counterprotesters before a planned "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.

Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and Thomas Gillen each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to riot. The men were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville by Judge Norman Moon.

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U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said the men were motivated by "hateful ideology."


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Ben Daley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Benjamin "Ben" Daley makes a throat-slashing gesture at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.


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Michael Miselis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A 29-year-old UCLA Ph.d candidate who had a government security clearance in his job at a top defense contractor has been identified as a member of a violent white supremacist group that took part in attacks on counter-protesters in Berkeley and Charlottesville.


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Thomas Gillen

Thomas Gillen admits to conspiring to riot in connection with the August 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville
Published 3 months ago on April 29, 2019
By Royal Examiner

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On April 15, 2017, Gillen attended a purported political rally in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park in Berkley, Calif. There were violent clashes between attendees and protestors throughout the day. As the rally broke up, Gillen and other RAM members followed and attacked a group of protestors as they left the area. Specifically, Gillen punched one protestor several times and stomped on him once. Gillen’s encounter was captured on video and subsequently posted to YouTube. Following the rally, Gillen sent a text message to a friend with the YouTube video attached. In the message, he wrote: “20 seconds in I’m in the grey shirt turning up a commie.”


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