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Over the weekend, we reported that Twitter account @YesYoureRacist was trying to identity attendees at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Well, actress Jennifer Lawrence also spoke up against the horrible violence, encouraging her 16 million followers on Facebook to tag people they may recognize in the photos as well.
“These are the faces of hate,” she writes. “Look closely and post anyone you find. You can’t hide with the internet you pathetic cowards!”
As of publishing, her post as more than 9,000 shares and 600 comments.
The Twitter account @YoureSoRacist made quite a number of accurate identifications. The first person the account identified, Cole White, reportedly lost their job thanks to the research work the account did.
While many thought he was fired, the business where he worked, clarified he had resigned. “Cole chose to voluntarily resign his employment with top dog and we accepted his resignation,” Top Dog said in its statement.
Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance earlier today on the violence, stating: “I think there’s blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it.”
“You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” he added. “No one wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now: You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent.”
“What about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right — do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “They came charging, clubs in hand, swinging clubs.”
One person, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was left dead after Saturday’s violence.
“She always had a very strong sense of right and wrong. She always, even as a child, was very caught up in what she believed to be fair,” Susan Bro, Heyer’s mother said. “Somehow I almost feel that this is what she was born to be, is a focal point for change. I’m proud that what she was doing was peaceful. She wasn’t there fighting with people.”