White supremacist rally set for Sunday in D.C.

White supremacist rally set for Sunday in D.C.

White supremacist rally set for Sunday in D.C.

He also plans to refuse service to any person harassing employees or wearing white nationalist or Nazi symbols or attire.

On Sunday, demonstrators are set to hold a "white civil rights rally" on the anniversary of last year's "Unite the Right" protest.

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers are stationed around Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, as the city marks a year since violent white supremacist rallies sparked a deadly attack and open fighting in the streets. But white supremacist groups have staged multiple visits and flash protests around Charlottesville before and after last August's violent rallies, locals are on edge.

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 clashes turned deadly when a vehicle ploughed into a group of counter demonstrators, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

Two Virginia State Police troopers also died when their helicopter crashed as they policed the event.

"I am urging Virginians to make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate, should those arise", said Northam.

I hope that as we remember the lives lost a year ago, we also renew our commitment to equity and diversity.

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The Commonwealth state of emergency declaration mobilizes and funds state resources from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia National Guard, and other state agencies that will be deployed to Charlottesville and Northern Virginia.

There is concern that the anniversary of last year's bad, deadly event will draw a "sizable number of people" in Charlottesville for the weekend "with all sorts of agendas", Ryan expressed.

Stern also said that $2 million in funding has been activated under the declaration to pay for the statewide response this weekend.

"There is no intention to accommodate one side or the other", Newsham said. "I certainly predict that they will be much more professional and much more even-handed and do much more to contribute to safety", he said. This from the candidate who said on this very network that he knew nothing about grand wizard David Duke when he was on tape years prior denouncing David Duke specifically, but didn't do so during the campaign.

"Nothing would excite us any better than for this to be noneventful and folks to go home and it be a peaceful weekend for all", Settle said.

Instead they were granted permission to meet at Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, and will gather there 5-7 p.m. Sunday.

On Aug. 12, James Alex Fields Jr., was accused of driving his vehicle into a group of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer.

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