Virginia authorities say they are investigating an assault of a Charlottesville police officer who was knocked down during a demonstration related to a deadly 2017 far-right rally.
Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn’t welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Metro’s largest union and members of the D.C. Council are outraged that Metro and D.C. police provided Unite the Right 2 participants with what they describe as a private Metro car to get to Sunday’s rally.
D.C.’s police chief said that planning allowed law enforcement to effectively separate the roughly two dozen white nationalists from the large crowds of people protesting the “Unite the Right 2” rally Sunday.
The principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event will hold a “white civil rights rally,” and police are preparing for crowds of counterprotesters that are expected to outnumber white supremacists.
Several participants in the “Unite the Right 2” rally, led by organizer Jason Kessler, marched through D.C. from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, outnumbered by chanting counterprotesters downtown.
A man was arrested for assault of Virginia State police officers outside the Vienna Metro station Sunday as white nationalists boarded trains destined for Washington D.C. protests.
There was heavy police presence at the Vienna Metro station in Fairfax County, Virginia, Sunday as white nationalists took a private car to D.C. for the “Unite the Right 2” rally.
The Unite the Right Rally is descending upon D.C. Sunday, a year after white nationalists held a similar event in Charlottesville, Virginia. Watch live coverage of the event in downtown D.C.
Photos of the rally, protests and events around the D.C. area Sunday, Aug. 12, marking the anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In anticipation of Sunday’s expected gathering of white nationalists in D.C., area leaders are trying to give counterprotesters advice about how best to respond to bigoted groups.
The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville during last summer’s white nationalist rally and counter-protests will be watching this weekend’s Unite the Right 2 rally in D.C. with interest.
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