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    Christopher Cantwell, who gained notoriety for taking part in Charlottesville nationalist rallies, has turned himself into Lynchburg Police Department in the US state of Virginia soon after he was put on the wanted list, US media reported Thursday, citing police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The University of Virginia Police Department urged Christopher Cantwell to immediately surrender to authorities on Tuesday, when the white supremacist was officially charged with two counts of illegal use of tear gas and inflicting a bodily injury.

    The police said that the suspect was being held in custody, waiting to be transferred to Charlottesville, according to the NBC29 broadcaster.

    Cantwell reportedly used pepper spray against a counterprotester during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on August 11-12. Far-right activists gathered to protest against demolition of a statue of Confederate icon general Robert E. Lee. At the peak of clashes, a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters, leaving a woman dead and nearly 20 others injured.


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