One of the protesters, Cole White, of California, was sacked from his restaurant job as a result of his participation in the "Unite the Right" rally.
Social media efforts to identify white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, have led to at least one alt-right member to be fired from his job. "I understand the photo has a very negative connotation", Cvjetanovic said in an interview with Channel 2 News, "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".
Cvjetanovic told KRNV, another CNN affiliate, that he had received multiple death threats since being identified online.
He added: "Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to all that we hold dear as Americans".
One person was killed after a vehicle mowed down a group of protesters in the city of Charlottesville on Saturday while the two other victims, Virginia State Police Department officers, died when a helicopter crashed nearby, reports The Hill magazine.
The white supremacist Unite The Right rally was met by counter-protesters, including the self-proclaimed anti-fascist group Antifa, leading to four arrests over the weekend, according to CBS. On Twitter, many people are calling Cvjetanovic a racist and Nazi.
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Cvjetanovic is an undergraduate at the university studying history and political science. A petition has gathered 6,500 signatures.
It's bad enough that white terrorists can not openly admit the violence that they've wrought on humankind in this world, they have to try and slight us by saying things like this: "As a white nationalist, I care for all people".
"We will maintain a commitment to the safe, peaceful expression and exchange of ideas on our campus", Johnson said. "I am allowed to express my political beliefs and if UNR does expel me, then it is a clear violation of my first amendment".
University president Kirk Shulz tweeted: "Universities are places where controversial voices must be heard - even those voices that many in our community disagree with".
In a related development, so-called Anonymous hackers appear to have taken control of the Daily Stormer website.
"We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way", TIKI Brand said in a Facebook post.