UNC students will rally this afternoon to oppose a rumored white nationalist demonstration on campus.
The rally, at 2 p.m. outside the South Building administration offices, comes in reaction to an email received by a faculty member who who says he was confronted and threatened by alt-right activists outside his office last week.
According to an email sent by Dwayne Dixon, a teaching assistant professor in the Asian Studies department, a pair of men chased him down an academic building hallway last week, trying to provoke him into violence while videotaping him.
“They were video recording me with a phone the whole time and were clearly trying to provoke a reaction they could use to smear me as a ‘violent antifa,’” Dixon wrote.
Dixon wrote that one of the men was Noel Fritsch, a conservative campaign consultant.
Fritsch, a self-described “unsolicited accountability partner to elected officials” and “political lackey” tweeted that he was assaulted by Dixon on Feb. 7.
Dixon reported the incident to the UNC Police, who have been investigating since. Read more