By Ric Young
A civil rights group has issued a warning about white nationalists who brought violence to Charlottesville during the riots of August 2017.
Integrity First for America says they are still involved in racial disinformation during this current unrest.
The group is backing a Charlottesville federal lawsuit against Identity Europa, one of two dozen white supremacist group defendants named in the lawsuit.
It is warning of online disinformation campaigns. The executive director of Integrity First, Amy Spitalnick, says this is what white supremacists do to try and tear communities apart.
"One of those groups is a white supremacist group called Identity Europa, which played a central role in the Charlottesville violence. It's the group that brought white supremacist violence to Charlottesville from around the country with the goal of spreading violence there," she said. "In this case, what they did was pose as Antifa in a tweet that has gone viral and that tweet urged violence and looting in white neighborhoods and it came out a few days ago that tweet was not written by Antifa but in fact, Identity Europa."
That tweet has since been deleted by Twitter.
The landmark lawsuit is set for trial in Charlottesville in October.