White Nationalist Facing Felony Charges Over Charlottesville Violence | TODAY

White Nationalist Facing Felony Charges Over Charlottesville Violence | TODAY


NBC’S GABE GUTIERREZ HAS THIS.>>Reporter: CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL IS HIDING OUTSIDE OF VIRGINIA. HE DOES NOT DENY HE PEPPER SPRAYED SOMEONE. BUT HE SAYS HE DID IT IN SELF-FORCE. THIS MORNING, CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL, ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THE VIOLENT UNITE THE RIGHT GROUP IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, IS FACING CHARGES. FOR MILLIONS THAT WATCHED HIS VICE NEWS INTERVIEW, HE HAS BECOME THE FACE OF HATE IN THIS COUNTRY. NOW, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA POLICE HAVE OBTAINED FELONY WARRANT, STEMMING FROM THE TORCH-LIT MARCH BEFORE THE RALLY. ONE COUNT OF USE OF TEAR GAS. AND CONTINANTWELL SAID HE DID PEPPER SPRAY SOMEONE. BUT SAID IT WAS LAWFUL SELF-DEFENSE. EMILY WAS THERE THAT NIGHT AND FILED A REPORT AGAINST CANTWELL.>>I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. I ASSUMED I WOULD NOT WALK OUT OF THAT.>>I’VE BEEN TOLD THERE’S A WARRANT OUT FOR MY ARREST.>>Reporter: THE MARCH, CANTWELL, BELIEVING HE MIGHT BE FACING CHARGES, POSTED THIS VIDEO, ADDRESSED TO POLICE.>>I’M TERRIFIED. I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO KILL ME.>>Reporter: I SPOKE WITH HIM BY PHONE.>>I WENT DOWN THERE NOT WITH THE INTENTION OF VIOLENCE. I WENT DOWN THERE PREPARED FOR VIOLENCE, BECAUSE I KNOW OUR ENEMIES WILL ATTACK US.>>I’M TRYING TO MAKE MYSELF MORE CAPABLE OF VIOLENCE.>>I DON’T CARE IF PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED. I’M A SHOCK JOCK FIRST OF ALL. I DON’T CARE IF PEOPLE ARE UPSET ABOUT THE THINGS I SAY.>>Reporter: CANTWELL SAYS HE FEARS FOR HIS SAFETY. UVA POLICE ARE NOT GIVING

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