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    Virginia Rally Participant Withdraws From Boston University
    Lauren Bufe

    An 18-year-old student who attended the white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend says he has withdrawn from college in Boston in part because of death threats.

    Nicholas Fuentes tells The Boston Globe he has received 15 death threats via email and social media.

    Fuentes said he considered leaving Boston University in January after anti-Donald Trump protests in the city. He gave it more serious consideration in recent weeks and on Tuesday had an exit interview with the school.

    The university confirmed he is no longer enrolled.

    Fuentes flew from Chicago to attend the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday at which a woman was killed when a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters.

    He says he does not advocate violence and is not a racist.