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Virginia governor declares emergency ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Virginia governor declares emergency ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Authorities have raised security at a park outside the White House to try to keep the two groups separate and avoid a repeat of the violent clashes between them a year ago. James Alex Fields, Jr.is charged with driving his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of people.

It didn't make sense previous year, and it doesn't make sense now.

Amid continuing controversy over President Donald Trump's views on race, the events will likely revive memories of his comments after Charlottesville when he said both sides were to blame for the violence.

A group of white nationalists protested the decision in May, prompting criticism from the mayor.

And in Wisconsin, Paul Nehlen, the leading Republican running to fill the seat in Congress now held by retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, has emerged as a leader of the alt-right movement.

Trump's remarks also led to a series of business leaders announcing they would exit a council providing assistance to the administration. With regard to the security area in downtown Charlottesville, law enforcement personnel will man two entry points for pedestrians seeking to exit the security area.

"Our goal is to prevent that from occurring".

Brackney said that public safety officials planning for the anniversary weekend are also trying to balance the safety and security of Downtown Charlottesville - without overmilitarzing the area.

The group's website is advising participants to bring items like guns, pepper spray, shields, non-US or Confederate flags or knives to the rally.

Incendiary as it may be, by Washington standards Sunday's gatherings will be tiny.




Meanwhile, Alan Popovsky, who owns several restaurants with president themes in D.C., said he plans to serve Sunday brunch at his restaurant, Lincoln, and then close for dinner, after his staff said they were anxious about their safety.

The Shut it Down D.C. Coalition, comprised of 38 organizations and community groups, meets regularly to plan counter attacks to the white nationalists.

Mr Kessler had sued the city after he was denied a permit to hold a second rally, but dropped the case last Friday. "We hope the anniversary of those events passes peacefully", said Northam.

"We will not be seeing a repeat of Charlottesville", said D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.

The night before the violence, a large group of mostly young white males marched past the University of Virginia halls and across the Nameless Field with torches.

Chief Newsham said that local law enforcement is fully prepared to handle whatever happens this weekend.

"D.C. police deal with protests every week and more or less have unlimited resources".

Kessler tweeted in July that "as Trump said, "There were MANY FINE PEOPLE" at the first event & I stand by that".

Right-wing rally organizer, Patriot Prayer founder and Republican Senate candidate Joey Gibson (bottom R) speaks during a campaign rally for Gibson in Portland, Oregon, August 4, 2018.

Any response from Trump to this year's demonstrations could have consequences as Democrats look to harness outrage for electoral gains.


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