Californian Who Helped Lead Charlottesville Protests Used Berkeley as a Test Run

By John Sepulvado and Bert Johnson, KQED News Fix/The California Report

Before white nationalists protested in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, before a man allegedly plowed a car into a group of people killing one and injuring at least 19, violent clashes in Berkeley offered a window into the motives and tactics of Identity Evropa, one of the white supremacist groups intimately involved in both protests.

For leaders of this white nationalist movement, the April 15 “Battle of Berkeley” was a self-described test run to see just how far they could push the bounds of protesting, according to numerous public statements from members of the white supremacist movement.

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