Charlottesville dedicated part of the street to the 32-year-old who was struck when a vehicle plowed into a crowd protesting the white nationalist rally.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam asked residents to "make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate". Almost two dozen people were also injured in the attack, which officials said was carried out by a 21-year-old white man from OH who had demonstrated with the white supremacist groups. The Unite the Right event comes on the anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville demonstration. Virginia State Police Superintendent Gary Settle said more than 700 state police will be activated during the weekend. Finally, it allocates $2 million to pay for this response and authorizes the Virginia National Guard to assign forces to assist in security efforts.
Law enforcement and D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser stood shoulder-to-shoulder Thursday touting lessons learned from a year ago and patrolling other controversial demonstrations. This from the president who said that Nigerians will never 'go back to their huts' when they come and see America. Kessler said on Thursday that he would be in Washington on Saturday, as well, and that he did not know of any plans for other events in Charlottesville.
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But, our correspondent adds, during the recent crackdown on activists he has also shown that he will not tolerate dissent. Riyadh has also recalled its ambassador from Ottawa and has also expelled the Canadian ambassador in Saudi Arabia.
Last year's protests in Charlottesville began August 11 and saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans while wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America's South before the Civil Rights movement. "I certainly predict that they will be much more professional and much more even-handed and do much more to contribute to safety", he said.
Initial plans were for Kessler's group to assemble at the Vienna Metro station in northern Virginia and take Metro to Foggy Bottom, then march to McPherson Square.
State Police keep a handful of Confederate protesters separated from counter demonstrators in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. But white supremacist groups have staged multiple visits and flash protests around Charlottesville before and after last August's violent rallies, locals are on edge.
The police chief said he wants a day in which "Nobody gets injured and nothing gets broke".
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"The group is by and large a lot younger than me and very diverse in many ways, not just demographics but also political orientations and approach to protest", Lance said.
"On Sunday we know that we have people coming to our city for the sole goal of spewing hate", Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. The list of scheduled speakers included several leading white nationalist figures, including Richard Spencer.
A Virginia State Police officer in riot gear keeps watch from the top of an armored vehicle after auto ploughed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching in Charlottesville on 12 August 2017. He is charged separately in federal court with hate crimes.
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The congressman's son and his son's father-in-law have also been indicted on charges related to insider trading. Collins demand a prompt and thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee", Ryan said in a statement.