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Area teen rallied in Charlottesville, got death threats, now planning move to 'solidly red' Alabama

Area teen rallied in Charlottesville, got death threats, now planning move to 'solidly red' Alabama

A former Student Council president at Lyons Township High School who attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was back in La Grange Park this week, discussing his political views, his experience at the event and his departure from school.

Nicholas J. Fuentes, 18, of La Grange Park, said he attended the rally, which was organized by various groups tied to white nationalism, to protest. The rally was shut down after clashes between white nationalists, Nazis and counter-protesters turned violent. One woman was killed and 19 injured when a driver whom police say had ties to white supremacists barreled into counter-protesters.

Fuentes said Thursday he is not...

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