Restaurant sign informs Nazi protestor that he is fired
A white supremacist has been fired from his job at a hotdog restaurant after Twitter users began to name and shame alt-right supporters that were involved in the deadly Charlottesville rally that happened over the weekend.
The rally has been described as "the largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and attracted thousands of followers from several neo-Nazi groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and other far-right organizations.
The rally turned fatal when a horrific attack on anti fascist protestors was carried out by alleged white supremacists, James Alex Fields Jr., who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring 19.
As the effects of the rally continue to be felt around the world, with many taking to Twitter to the cascade the white supremacists involved, one user called @YesYoureRacist began getting to work naming and shaming the individuals who had been photographed waving torches and allying themselves with the violent, racist hate groups.
One of the first to be exposed by the account was Cole White, a worker at Berkeley's Top Dog restaurant, who has now lost his job as a result of being outed by Twitter.
A spokesman for Top Dog told reporters that the restaurant would be releasing a full statement soon but that "for now, we feel it is imperative to let you know that Cole White is no longer employed by Top Dog LLC".
The restaurant also reached out to @yesyoureracist, and thanked them for bringing Cole's actions to their attention and again confirmed that he had now left the company, their message read:
"Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize for the delayed response, however we have been inundated with inquiries regarding the incident involving one of our employees that attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"We will be releasing a statement on our website tomorrow.
"For now, we feel it is imperative to let you know that Cole White is no longer employed by top dog, LLC."
The restaurant also confirmed White's termination through a sign that was stuck to the door of the establishment in Berkeley:
"Effective Saturday 12th August, Cole White no longer works at Top Dog," the restaurant says on the sign. "The actions of those in Charlottesville are not supported by Top Dog. We believe in individual freedom and voluntary association for everyone."
The rally, which was attended by neo-Nazis and other hate groups, initially intended to protest the planned removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee from Emancipation Park, however it quickly turned into a race war.
Now, some of those who were pictured at the event are being outed by online vigilantes who are aiming to identify and shame them, like Cole White. So far there has been multiple protestors that have been named, and judging by the activity on the account, that number is set to keep on rising throughout the weeks that follow.
What do you think, is it fair that someone like Cole White has lost his job? Or is he merely practicing freedom of speech?