Pres. Trump Calls For Peace, Condemns Racism, One Year After Charlottesville Riots

Only one arrest made at white nationalist rally in DC reports

Only one arrest made at white nationalist rally in DC reports

Bro, a former school teacher, said the foundation also is planning to start a youth empowerment program that will train young people to develop what she called "positive, nonviolent social change campaigns".

Another far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday, right outside the White House.

The president's tweet comes ahead of planned events to mark the one-year anniversary August 12 of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally, an event where protesters gathered, some in opposition to the removal of Confederate statues, others in support of white supremacy. His comments drew widespread condemnation from Trump allies in Congress and beyond and it seemed at the time they might spur multiple White House resignations.

He adds that, "We must come together as a nation". Peace to ALL Americans!

Democrat Mark Warner, a USA senator from Virginia, insisted Trump cleared the way for white nationalists to spread "hate and bigotry". She writes that Trump used the slur when he hosted The Apprentice reality show, where she and Trump first encountered each other.

On Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam and the city both declared states of emergency, citing the "potential impacts of events" in Charlottesville during the anniversary weekend.

A heavy security presence descended on the city, where concrete barricades and official cars encircled the downtown area, with just two entry points for pedestrians.

Algenon Franklin Cain, 28, of Red Springs, N.C. was arrested by Virginia State Police for trespassing on two separate occasions.

The city says each man was released on a misdemeanor summons.

A year ago in Charlottesville, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other members of hate groups marched through the University of Virginia campus shouting anti-Semitic slogans, then fought with counterprotesters in the city streets.

They had gathered to protest efforts to remove statues of Confederate leaders, including one of the Confederacy's top general, Robert E Lee.

When the demonstrations continued on August 12, fighting broke out between neo-Nazis and counterdemonstrators, including members of the anti-fascist Antifa group. It ended after a far-right protester rammed his auto into a crowd of counterdemonstrators, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring more than a dozen others.

It was a departure from his comments a year ago in which he said "very fine people" were among the white supremacists in Charlottesville, prompting a political firestorm that lasted for days and culminated in an infamous press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY. Speaking to press in the days that followed, Trump stated, "You have people who are very fine people on both sides". He denies the allegations.

The "Unite the Right" rally resulted in violent clashes between people from the left and right of the political equation, which led to one of Trump's more heavily-criticised reactions when he failed to identify and directly censure the alt-right movement. An anti-racism group, the Answer Coalition, was granted a permit in Lafayette Square for a group more than three times the size of Unite the Right's.

This week also marks the launch of a book by the woman who was once the president's highest-profile black adviser, Omarosa Manigault Newman. Trump called her a "lowlife".

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