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Kentucky Bar: White Nationalists Attacked Dem Socialists

Posted at 9:01 AM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 09:01:34-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky bar owner says some white nationalists pepper-sprayed her general manager and harassed people attending a Democratic Socialists of America meeting.

Reviewing video from the Thursday night meeting at The Silver Dollar, the Courier Journal reports four camouflage-wearing men taunted and swore at DSA Louisville members who were meeting at the bar.

The proprietor, Vanessa Cantley, says the men who started the confrontation had bought a few drinks, and she has surveillance video and credit card slips. She and the general manager plan to file a criminal complaint Friday. She says DSA members recognized the men as white nationalists from previous encounters.

Louisville Metro police spokesman says officers heard “conflicting reports” from the two groups, and didn’t arrest anyone. The investigation is ongoing.