Washington, D.C., Braces for 'Unite the Right 2' White Nationalist Rally

Washington, D.C., Braces for 'Unite the Right 2' White Nationalist Rally

Then, hundreds of white nationalists and even more counter protesters will demonstrate near the White House Sunday. The Park Service also has approved a permit for the ANSWER Coalition and Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, which is combining forces with DC Unite Against Hate.

Kessler recently abandoned his lawsuit, but told the AP he is pressing ahead with plans for the August 12 rally in Washington, D.C.

Concrete barriers and metal fences were put up and police were searching bags at checkpoints.

Trump has retweeted white nationalist material, said Mexicans crossing the U.S. border are rapists and drug dealers, once referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as "Miss Housekeeping" and employed Steve Bannon, a central figure of the new "alt-right" in America, as his campaign chief and top strategist for a time. Peace to ALL Americans!

State police patrol the road in front of Market Street park with the state of Confederate General Robert E. Lee as they lock down the downtown area of Charlottesville.

Lance says he's feeling good about the D.C. counter protests and skeptical that the Unite the Right rally will reach 400 members, as estimated by the group. James Alex Fields, Jr.is charged with driving his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of people. Authorities will be scrambling to prevent violence between participants and counterprotesters.

He adds that, "We must come together as a nation".

The rally is timed for the one-year anniversary of the first Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, which devolved into chaos and violence resulting in the death of a counter-protester.

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Congressman Tom Garrett, R. -Va., on Saturday said Russian Federation is to blame for some of the hate spewed from last year's rally. Going back to when she starred in Trump's reality show The Apprentice, she has been his fan-girl and close associate (one of the few African-Americans in his close circle), and the proximity landed her a job in the White House as the President's communications director for Public Liaison.

The president tweeted earlier in the day on Saturday, saying the riots ago "resulted in senseless death and division".

Carlson's group locked arms and chanted slogans of their own, including "Black Lives Matter!" and "No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!".

"I felt the need to be here and support the businesses", Falzer said as she ate lunch at a diner on Main Street. "This year, I'm afraid of the police", Woolfork said.

But others said Saturday they were comforted by the security measures. "This is not making anyone that I know feel safe".

Kessler, a Charlottesville resident and University of Virginia graduate, sued Charlottesville after city officials denied him a permit for an anniversary event, according to the Associated Press.

The event is being organized by Jason Kessler, the same man who organized last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville.

Saturday marked the anniversary of a night march by torch-toting white supremacists through the University of Virginia's campus a day ahead of a larger rally in Charlottesville's downtown.

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