18-year-old Nicholas Fuentes feels he has no choice but to drop out of uni after his participation in the Charlottesville rally didn’t sit so comfortably with others.
The Boston University student claims he has received 15 death threats because of his alt-right views, through social media and via email. He blames the anger directed towards him on the ‘socialist bias’ of US states.
Speaking with The Boston Globe, Nicholas described his current situation as being ‘very dangerous’:
Massachusetts, and Boston in particular, are among the most left-wing states and cities,
Probably anywhere I would go would be safer than Boston.
Poor Nicholas. Oh yeah, love that last name. Fuentes. Where did your ancestors come from? https://t.co/Kkg5NW7OtW
— Timothy Atchison (@timboston) August 16, 2017
Nicholas took part in the rally as a means of protesting against ‘immigration, multiculturalism and post-modernism’. He denies being affiliated with the Neo Nazis and white supremacists who were recorded chanting racist and anti Semitic slurs at Charlottesville.
Despite 32-year-old counter protester Heather Heyer losing her life as events turned violent, Nicholas was openly enthusiastic about the rally.
He described the events in Charlottesville as being ‘incredible’ in a recent Facebook status where he spoke about how ‘a tidal wave of white identity is coming’.
Nicholas has blamed Heather’s death, as a car ploughed into peaceful protesters, on the ‘normalisation of violence on the left’.
Remind yourself how the tragic events unfolded:
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Going forward, the controversial teenager reportedly has plans to enrol at Auburn University, Alabama; a ‘solidly red territory’ where he believes he will be safe.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.