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Christopher Cantwell makes first court appearance

Christopher Cantwell (Source: WVIR) Christopher Cantwell (Source: WVIR)
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One of the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville appeared in court on Thursday.

Christopher Cantwell is charged with illegal use of tear gas and malicious bodily injury.

The charges stem from a torch-lit march around the UVA campus by members and supporters of the alt-right.

A judge denied Cantwell bond on Thursday, but he can ask for a bond hearing once he has been appointed a lawyer.

Cantwell turned himself in Wednesday night to the Lynchburg Police Department.

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