White supremacists from the Charlottesville rally are being outed on social media

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A group of social media users is working to publicly identify those who participated in Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The goal? Well, besides publicly shaming the protesters, Twitter accounts like @YesYoureRacist, are also trying to get them fired from their jobs, BuzzFeed reports. The creator of @YesYoureRacist, notes in a blog post that he has been “exposing casual racism on Twitter since 2012.”

The man behind @YesYoureRacist told BuzzFeed News he decided it was time to publicly call out the protesters when their photos started popping up everywhere.

“If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I’ll make them famous #GoodNightAltRight,” @YesYoureRacist tweeted Saturday.

A 20-year-old college student named Peter Cvjetanovic was among the white supremacists outed on the @YesYoureRacist account.

Cvjetanovic confirmed to KTVN-TV that he traveled to Charlottesville to march in the “Unite the Right Rally.”

“I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was,” Cvjetanovic told KTVN-TV. “I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I’m not the angry racist they see in that photo.”

The Twitter account also added a photo of Cvjetanovic with Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.). Heller responded to the tweet saying, “I don’t know this person & condemn the outrageous racism, hatred and violence.”

The account is still trying to identify others who participated in the rally.

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