The Sines v. Kessler defendants are two dozen prominent white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and hate groups that planned, promoted, and executed the violence in Charlottesville. They came with clubs and shields, pistols and assault rifles, helmets and pepper spray — ultimately killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens more, including our plaintiffs. They did not come to protest peacefully; rather, they came to provoke violence. Learn more about the defendants below.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is predominantly from plaintiffs’ amended complaint, which can be read in full here, in addition to research done by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.

Jason Kessler
Richard Spencer
Christopher Cantwell
James Alex Fields, Jr.
Vanguard America
Andrew Anglin
Moonbase Holdings, LLC
Robert “Azzmador” Ray
Nathan Damigo
Elliot Kline aka Eli Mosley
Identity Evropa
Matthew Heimbach
Matthew Parrott aka David Matthew Parrott
Traditionalist Worker Party
Michael Hill
Michael Tubbs
League of the South
Jeff Schoep
National Socialist Movement
Nationalist Front
Augustus Sol Invictus
Fraternal Order of the Alt-Knights
Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
East Coast Knights of the Ku Klux Klan aka East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire

The amended complaint with more information can be read in full here.

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