Dwayne Dixon, a University of North Carolina anthropology professor and leader of the armed Antifa group Redneck Revolt, has admitted to chasing James Alex Fields Jr. with a rifle just before he drove into a group of protesters — killing Heather Heyer.
This new revelation adds some insight into what was happening in the moments leading up to the fatal incident.
In a Facebook post by Dixon on January 7, obtained by the Gateway Pundit, he wrote:
“I take perverse pleasure in having carried this Spike’s lower in the defense of Justice Park on August 12th. I used this rifle to chase off James Fields from our block of 4th St before he attacked the marchers to the south. Spike’s needs a good lesson in ethics and antifascism.”
The post included a photo of the 45-year-old holding a rifle.
Dixon’s Facebook page now appears to have now been scrubbed or set to private.
The “Spikes” Dixon was referring to appears to be Spike’s Tactical, who had upset militant leftists earlier in the day with a Facebook ad that read “not today Antifa.”
Following a day of violence in Charlottesville on August 12, dubbed ‘Unite the Right’, Fields, 20, drove his vehicle into a group of protesters — killing 32-year-old Heyer and injuring 35 other people. He is now charged with first-degree murder.
Though this was quickly branded an act of terrorism by the media, according to police reports after the accident, Fields had expressed shock and remorse asking, “Are they okay?” This concern lead many to question if it had been an accident.
Dixon’s militant leftist group, Redneck Revolt, has approximately 40 chapters nationwide.
According to a report from the Herald Sun, Dixon was charged with two misdemeanors after be brought a semi-automatic rifle to downtown Durham over rumors of a “white supremacist rally” that never happened.
A few months before the clash in Charlottesville, an Arizona chapter of the organization, which was previously known as the “John Brown Gun Club,” released an unintentionally comical video showcasing their “training day.” In the footage, the oddballs are seen shooting at printouts of memes, including Pepe the Frog.
In an interview with ABC News, Dixon described the hours after Charlottesville as feeling like “leaving a battlefield.”
“They’re not just speaking – they’re marching. They’re marching in a way that’s intimidating, as we all know is harking back to the torch light rallies of the Nazi era.”
Despite calls for the university to fire Dixon, he remains employed.
“When the left uses violence, in the rare cases that it happens, it’s resistance,” Dixon said.
Based on his new admission, his “resistance” may have been a factor in the tragic events that unfolded that day.