DC police, protesters prepare for white nationalist rally

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Richard Spencer, a leading white-nationalist leader who helped Kessler organize last year's event, has said he will not participate in Sunday's rally. "Unless there is something they're not telling us and have some intelligence that the white nationalists will still march in force, it seems like who they're gearing up to monitor and observe and contain and discipline are those of us who want to resist fascism and racism". "We don't see no riot here".

"We the people of Washington, D.C. say unequivocally that we denounce hate, we announce that we denounce anti-Semitism, and we denounce the rhetoric that we expect to hear this Sunday", said Mayor Muriel Bowser. The Governor has declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville.

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) commemorated Heather Heyer, the woman killed protesting the rally, and two state troopers killed when their helicopter crashed during the law enforcement response to the violence. "This year, I'm afraid of the police", Woolfork said.

They will likely be dwarfed by the number of counter-protestors, who plan to march to the Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a dramatic shift in tone from a year ago, when he said there was "blame on both sides" for the violence that broke out when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest the removal of Confederate statutes and marched through town shouting racist slurs.

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Peter Cvjetanovic, right, appears with neo-Nazis, alt-right supporters and white nationalists holding tiki torches and chanting at counterprotesters in Virginia on August 11, 2017.

"It was suffocating, terrifying, to realize they were going to wrap around us with burning torches", said King.

The area also includes the street where Heather Heyer was killed when a man attending the rally is accused of plowing into a crowd of people with his auto.

Activists gathered in Charlottesville on the anniversary of last year's deadly white supremacist rally.

"I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence", Trump wrote.

The United States city of Charlottesville, Virginia, marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with students angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend.

In addition to Kessler, also planning to attend the white-supremacist rally, according to documents obtained by Washington City Paper from the National Park Service, are David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, and several neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers. "I have to stand up for myself, I have to stand up for my young guns (employees) and any other black person who can't". "Virginia continues to mourn the three Virginians who lost their lives in the course of the demonstrations a year ago". "This year they come with badges". "They are afraid of us because we are demanding change from the university", Carlson said.

"We draw a line at giving special accommodations to hate groups and hate speech", Local 689 President Jackie Jeter said in a statement. Trump said then the group included "fine people".

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