WHUR’s Harold Fisher and Troy Johnson Are In Place for Today’s Rallies At Lafayette Park

5:00pm

Washington, D.C. –  Tense moments hang over much for downtown Washington, D.C. as counter protesters and white nationalists arrive at Lafayette Park just across from the White House.  Police from a variety of departments are standing at the ready to keep the two sides from clashing.  Anti-hate demonstrators far out numbered the white nationalists who had initially said there would be about 400 so-called white civil rights members at today’s rally.  But that number is closer to about two-dozen compared to the thousands of counter protesters and activists who lined the rally route to shout down the white supremacists.

Jason Kessler, who organized the Unite the Right 2 rally, along with the handful of white nationalists was escorted by police in riot gear down the rally route after boarding a train at the Vienna Metro station.

 

Counter protesters were kept away from the group as the metro train made various stops.  Anti-hate groups were ushered to the front of the trains while Kessler and the other white nationalists were kept on a back train.

WHUR’s Harold Fisher and Troy Johnson are in the midst of the rally getting comments from both sides. Check out their reports at the :35 of every hour on WHUR 96.3FM or just click the listen live button.

 

 

Renee Nash


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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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