‘White Civil Rights’ Rally Set To Come To DC On Charlottesville Rally Anniversary

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

A former organizer of the infamous ‘Unite The Right’ rally in Charlottesville,Virginia last year has gained approval from the National Park Service to hold another white nationalist rally across from the White House on Aug. 12, the anniversary of the original protest.

Jason Kessler, who organized the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville with Richard Spencer and other white-supremacist leaders, submitted a National Mall Special Event permit request on May 8 to hold a “white civil rights” rally in Lafayette Square “protesting civil rights abuse in Charlottesville.”

In December, Kessler submitted a permit application to host the anniversary rally in Charlottesville, but, according to NBC Washington, the city rejected it, saying the event would present a danger to public safety. Kessler has filed a lawsuit against the city over its denial.

In his DC application, Kessler said he expects members of Antifa related groups to protest.

The organizers were granted approval from the National Park Service, but have yet to be given permits to host the rally, per the Washington Post. Once the group receives permits to host the rally, on Aug. 12th, attendees will be expected to meet at a rally point and march to Lafayette Square Park to give speeches. Afterward, the group would march back to the rally point alongside law enforcement.

Most recently, the Justice Department announced James Alex Fields Jr., 21, the driver who plowed into the group peacefully protesting the 2017 rally in Charlottesville and killed one civilian, Heather Heyer, will be charged with 30 crimes– one hate crime for the death of Heyer and 28 other hate crimes for the attempted killing of dozens of injured victims from the incident.

 

 

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