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Group to pay $10K to Charlottesville car attack survivor

Photos: Jury selection begins for man charged in fatal car attack at ‘Unite the Right’ rally
Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 11:00:52-05

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- An Ohio-based neo-Nazi group will pay $10,000 to the survivor of a car attack that occurred during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Daily Progress reported Monday that the group is called the Traditionalist Worker Party.

William “Bill” Burke's suit was filed in the Southern District of Ohio U.S. District Court. Burke was among those injured in 2017 when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors.

The rally focused on the city’s planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Burke was a counter-protester. His lawsuit alleges the rally was meant to send a message of white supremacy.