Detroit Red Wings Condemn 'Misuse of Our Logo' at Bloody, Racist Rally in Virginia

This photo of the Detroit Right Wings group marching Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., is tweeted by Andrew Kirell.

The Red Wings organization denounces the use of its winged wheel team logo at a racist white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., where one group carried placards with the Detroit hockey logo.

The team responds:

A white nationalist group of young Michigan men called the Detroit Right Wings uses the motto "Rust Reforged" and a logo close to the Red Wings' winged wheel image. They describe themselves as Identitarians, an anti-immigrant vein of white nationalism. 

A right-wing blogger says he planned the "Unite the Right" rally to protest Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. The event became a gathering point for white supremacists around the country.

Clashes erupted between white nationalists and counter-protestors. One woman died and 19 were hurt when a car was driven intentionally into a throng of anti-racism demonstrators. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, was later arrested as the alleged driver and is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.

A former MLive reporter (2014-17) who's now an editor at the Washington Examiner in the capital tweets about the hockey logo sign-carriers:

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