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Father Disavows Son's Beliefs After Charlottesville Violence



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    A defaced recruiting flyer for Identity Evropa hangs near Trump Tower in this July 6, 2016, file photo in Chicago, Illinois. The flyer which read "Let's Become Great Again" was part of a 17-city recruitment effort by the white nationalist organization.

    The father of one of the organizers of a demonstration that led to racially charged violence during the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, is disavowing his son's racist views.

    Peter Lodge, a professor in the University of Maine System, tells the Sun Journal that he has spent his life "trying to bring people of all groups together regardless of race or sexual preference, to make the world better."

    Lodge's son, Nathan Damigo, moved from Maine to California with his mother after his parents split when he was a few months old.

    The 31-year-old Damigo is the founder of a white nationalist group, Identity Evropa. It has sparked controversy on college campuses, including in April when Damigo punched a woman during a brawl at a white nationalist protest in Berkeley, California.

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