White nationalist organizer Nick Fuentes invaded the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, Saturday with a crowd of supporters. Officials immediately removed Fuentes from the event after the group’s stunt organized.
“Should we try to walk into CPAC?” Fuentes said in a video before entering the building. “It’s America. Well, I’m American and I’ve canceled so I think I’m going to go to CPAC.”
He then walked to the doors, followed by his supporters, singing “America First” and “Summer White Boy”.
The controversial figure, who had previously described himself as an “American nationalist” and a “paleo-conservative,” was permanently suspended from office. Twitter on Friday. Fuentes has also been banned from YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Spotify, Venmo and Reddit.
A Twitter spokesman said News week that the decision was taken due to “repeated violations” of the platform’s policies.
In the hours leading up to his Twitter ban, Fuentes tweeted about his plan to crash the Texas Conservative event. “Most likely I will be physically removed from CPAC in Dallas on Saturday,” he boasted in one of his latest tweets.
Fuentes has organized its own competitive event for CPAC events since 2019 in efforts to disrupt and embarrass conservative “mainstream”. In February, Fuentes declined to enter CPAC in Florida when he attempted to crash the event with a group of about 25 supporters.
Security removed Fuentes from the Dallas CPAC on Saturday after he harassed a Salon reporter. Before leaving the building, he vowed to deliver “the most triggered speech ever” across the street the night of the event.
“I’m from Twitter, I have nothing to lose. This will be the most racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denial speech in all of Dallas this weekend,” he said, as a small group of supporters walked around. he applauded.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) accused Fuentes of making “many anti-Semitic and racist comments” in an article published Thursday on its blog. He was also branded a “white nationalist organizer” by the Southern Poverty Law Center and called a white supremacy of an FBI submitted to court.
In recent years, Fuentes has denied the Holocaust, ramped up interracial marriage, opposed immigration and expressed support for segregation. In 2017, she attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a neo-Nazi murdered a young woman. Fuentes later called the event “incredible” on facebook. It recently caused even more controversy after the January 6 Capitol riot praise.
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