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‘Unite the Right’ rally of white nationalists in Washington: Live updates

August 12, 2018

A Demonstrator confronts police at the intersection where Heather Heyer was killed last year as they mark the anniversary of last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.

By Staff

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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