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Member of Maine’s alt-right believes violence in Charlottesville is only the beginning

Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A member of Maine’s alt-right movement says the violence at the Charlottesville, Virginia rally may only be the beginning of clashes in our country.

Matt Hogan says he doesn't condone the violence this weekend in Virginia. He also says he only sides with white nationalists politically, and is opposed to what he calls “racist ideologies.”

However, he says it's a necessary evil to mobilize a movement of change in the country and that erasing Confederate history does not bode well for the future.

"Are we going to blind ourselves to our history, and hope that the ignorance of it is going to make us better as a nation? And I think there's a huge future for the alt-right. And if you don't think so, then look at who our president is right now,” Hogan said.

Hogan says that he expects another situation like Charlottesville to take place in the future. He says he knows of one alt-right Mainer currently protesting in Virginia.

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