A Ladue High School graduate is one of the many people who marched in a white nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., according to KMOV.
Clark Canepa, 21, is seen in a video posted by Vice News, holding a torch and chanting, KMOV reported. One of the chants during the march was “Jews will not replace us.”
Canepa told KMOV reporter Alexis Zotos that the march was a fantastic time and that it was unfortunate the police didn’t prevent left-wing violence.
He doesn’t identify as a white nationalist, but as an American patriot, KMOV reported. As a member of Identity Evropa, a group that claims to promote the interests of people of European heritage, Canepa said he went to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue. The Southern Poverty Law Center, however, names Identity Evropa as one of the many white supremacist groups in the U.S.
Ladue High School issued the following statement about Canepa’s involvement in the march:
“As a proudly diverse school community, we stand behind the rights of individuals to calmly, peacefully, respectfully and productively share their views and opinions. We do not condone or support violence or hatred in any form and stand, as allies, with those who denounce the racist actions and hate-filled rhetoric that were displayed in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”