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Quebec Right-Wing Group Disavows Member Who Joined White Supremacists in Charlottesville

'I can live with the erroneous label of ‘alt-right’ that we’ve been given, but not with accusations of violence and racism, that’s an insult.'

by Brigitte Noël and Rachel Browne
Aug 22 2017, 12:01am

via VICE News

A right-wing extremist group in Quebec has disavowed one of their own members who joined white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia and appeared in a VICE News documentary about the violent demonstration that resulted in three deaths and dozens of injuries.

Even though the group, La Meute, is known for espousing xenophobic and anti-Muslim views, it has booted one of its main recruiters and MMA fighter, Shawn Beauvais-MacDonald, because the group says it disassociates itself from white supremacy.

"It's a profound error to confuse nationalism with racism."

"In light of recent information, Shawn has been excluded from our group," La Meute spokesperson Sylvain Brouillette told VICE News. "La Meute is a nationalist group but our nation includes canadians of all race and origins. It's a profound error to confuse nationalism with racism."

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