Ivanka Trump, administration mark anniversary of Charlottesville riot

Frederick Owens
August 12, 2018

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division", he wrote.

White nationalists are again planning to rally - this year outside the president's home in Washington, D.C. Attended mainly by opponents of white supremacists and more mainstream conservatives, the progressive activists carried a large banner through the downtown of the city reading: "Good Night, White Pride".

University of Virginia students started their own march for justice on Saturday night chanting, "Hey, hey, UVA who will you exploit today" and "No Nazis, no KKK, no fascist United States of America".

"We 100 percent are going to make sure the groups remain separate", Newsham added, noting that Secret Service are working closely with local police. Counterdemonstrator Heather Heyer was killed when a man who police say identified himself as a Nazi drove a vehicle into a crowd, and two Virginia State Police troopers in a helicopter that had been monitoring the civil unrest died in a crash nearby.

"To be honest, I never expected to be mobilizing against Nazi's", Lance said.

"Last year was a whole different story".

The president's response to last year's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, drew intense criticism when he declared at a Trump Tower news conference that there were "very fine people on both sides".

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.

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The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washington, where a "Unite the Right 2" rally is set to occur. A "Rally for Justice" was also scheduled in the evening. Police said they would have a heavy presence in and around Metro stations at Foggy Bottom and Vienna but would not say if they would give Kessler's group special protections on public transit.

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.

He then condemned all types of racism and acts of violence.

Sunday's demonstrations and the opposing rallies are taking place in an atmosphere of heightened racial tension.

A group of anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter demonstrators march on the campus of the University of Virginia. "We still have a lot of young people, old people, people who have lived here a long time... who are committed to seeing those things through". "Well, guess what? You just magnified her.' - drawing a standing ovation from the crowd". "You know, I'm happy that things didn't get out of hand", said John Mason, an associate professor of history at UVA.

He continued: "What about the "alt-left" that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right, ' do they have any semblance of guilt?", he said.

"We all have a responsibility to stand up to hate", Bro said this week.

But the mayor said residents also recognize that people with all sorts of views flock to the nation's capital.

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