Charlottesville Anniversary protests can draw thousands, including white nationalists and opponents

Potentially, thousands of people on Sunday will gather, march and protest in various events on the first anniversary of violent conflicts in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Several memorial arrangements are planned in Charlottesville, where a counter protester to a Unite Right rally was killed when a driver fell into a group walking on the street. Two state police troops died on the day, August 12, 2017, in a helicopter crash.

In the weekend, however, the events in Washington, D.C., are more attention.

2018 Unite the Right Rally will be held in the country’s capital and is expected to draw different extremist groups, possibly including some of the white supremacists and white nationalist organizations found in Charlottesville last year.

Statement of protests has been granted in different parts of Washington, DC, with Unite the Right organizers who plan to march from a subway station to Lafayette Square Park, across from the White House.

A number of counter-protesting groups have also received state-approved permits, including groups such as Black Life Matter and an individual who plans to burn a confederate flag.

Distances between DC and Charlottesville “/> ABC News

The different groups have different and ever-changing plans for their transport routes and routes for possible marches, but the main hub of activity will be based around Lafayette Park.

The original Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was to oppose plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park. It was faced with contradictions, and violent confrontations broke out between the two groups.

] On Saturday, President Donald Trump took Twitter to quit the fatal protests that took place in Charlottesville last year. He tweeted, “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in meaningless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all kinds of racism and violence. Peace to all Americans!


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