Lawyers ask judge to order white nationalist to stop threats

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia, have asked a judge to order one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making “unlawful threats” against the plaintiffs and their lead attorney.

In a motion filed Tuesday, lawyers for 10 people who were hurt during two days of violence in August 2017 said Christopher Cantwell recently focused “his hateful rhetoric” on attorney Roberta Kaplan.

They allege that Cantwell used an anti-Semitic slur and made a threat against Kaplan on social media.

Cantwell, of Keene, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to assault after he was accused of using pepper spray against two counterprotesters during a white nationalist torchlit rally at the University of Virginia.

Cantwell’s attorney declined to comment.

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