FARGO-A local man who's called himself "pro-white" is at the center of a social media firestorm, after attending a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia.

The post from a popular Twitter page called "Yes, You're Racist" points to Pete Tefft of Fargo.

It's sparked thousands of retweets and likes, as well as many threats of violence.


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Local family members also report being harassed.

The 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville turned deadly this weekend when a man drove a car into a crowd that was protesting the white nationalists.

One woman died and at least 19 others were hurt.

In February, Tefft responded to flyers in downtown Fargo that called him a Nazi.

In an video interview with The Forum, he said he was interested in political action to further pro-white interests.

Statement by Jacob Scott, Pete Tefft's nephew: 

"In brief, we reject him wholly – both him personally as a vile person who has HIMSELF made violent threats against our family, and also his hideous ideology, which we abhor. We are all bleeding-heart liberals who believe in the fundamental equality of all human beings. Peter is a maniac, who has turned away from all of us and gone down some insane internet rabbit-hole, and turned into a crazy nazi. He scares us all, we don't feel safe around him, and we don't know how he came to be this way. My grandfather feels especially grieved, as though he has failed as a father."

Letter: It's time to Unite the Right