‘Unite the Right’ rally of white nationalists in Washington: Live updates
A year after deadly violence broke out in Charlottesville, Va., police have blocked off a park just north of the White House for a rally that will include as many as 400 white supremacists and members of other far-right groups rallying for “white civil rights.”
Unite the Right II, which is being billed as a “white civil rights rally,” is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Lafayette Square and is expected to wrap up around 7:30 p.m. The event’s organizer is Jason Kessler, a white nationalist who was behind last year’s rally in Charlottesville, which included neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan chanting “Jews will not replace us” while carrying tiki torches in front of a statue of Confederate war hero Robert E. Lee.
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