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LEBANON, Missouri- Several local social media users say they have identified a man prominently featured in a photograph of the Unite the Right  held in Charlottesville, Virginia at the university over the past weekend.  They say the individual pictured goes by the aliases Von Nukem, and Gothic Teddy, they also say he is from Lebanon. He is shown wearing dark colors next to a man named as a University of Nevada Reno student Peter Cvjetanovic.

I know him. That’s definitely his face and the whole reason we stopped speaking was because he became a neo-nazi,” said Jenn George.

This torch-wielding protestor renamed himself after action-video game character Duke Nukem

Long before he marched alongside neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Ted Landrum wanted to change his name ahead of his approaching nuptials. It was 2012 and his friends kept telling him he shared a strong resemblance to action-video-game star Duke Nukem: A cigar-smoking ladies man with guns and muscles.

The event drew white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right.” They chanted “Blood and Soil, a Nazi slogan and marched carrying tiki torches.

President Trump has condemned racism calling it evil two days after paralegal Heather Heyer was struck and killed in a counter-protest,“those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” he said.

Participants in the far-right gathering have lost their jobs are have been fired after being recognized in published photographs and videos.

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