Kessler's Permit Approved for August 12 DC Rally

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According to the Associated Press, Jason Kessler, an organizer of last year's event, vowed to go ahead with plans for an August 12 rally in Washington, DC after Charlottesville denied him a permit.

NBC29 reported Thursday that Jason Kessler's permit was given the OK for the rally on Sunday in Lafayette Park.

Edging closer to the one-year anniversary of the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to the deaths of counter-protester Heather Heyer when a auto drove through a crowd of hundreds of people, and two Virginia State Trooper pilots after their helicopter crashed monitoring the event, Governor Ralph Northam has declared a "state of emergency" for the Central Virginia city and parts of Northern Virginia.

Charlottesville's Interim City Manager Mike Murphy said the city had "learned many lessons" from last year's clashes and were taking pre-emptive measures to put controls and resources in place to avoid a repeat.

Authorities are planning a massive law enforcement presence in Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville, Va., this weekend ahead of expected protests. Crowds of white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed before a auto plowed into a crowd, killing 32-year-old counterprotester Heather Heyer.

Two Virginia State Police officers also died in a helicopter crash while assisting police activity related the the rally.

In downtown Charlottesville, barriers were set up at the Downtown Mall, turning it into a locked-down area that can only be accessed through security checkpoints until the end of the weekend. He said then that there were "very fine people, on both sides", and later, "blame on both sides". Their permit says they are "protesting civil rights abuse in Charlottesville". For example, the Shut It Down D.C. Coalition is producing a "Still Here, Still Strong" rally to counter "Unite the Right 2" starting at noon Sunday.

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Mayor Muriel Bowser said she signed an order raising the city's emergency level to allow for additional resources for safety, traffic management and public works. Hundreds of state troopers and other law enforcement personnel have already begun to descend upon the City as the region and state prepare for any demonstrations or other incidents of civil unrest this weekend.

Airbnb, which banned some white nationalist users before last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said it's ready to do that a second time.

Condemning racism in any form is the kind of pro forma gesture that would have been unremarkable for every commander in chief in recent decades.

Kessler, a Charlottesville resident and University of Virginia graduate, sued Charlottesville after city officials denied him a permit for an anniversary event, according to the Associated Press.

The rally trailed two other notable protests that took place in Charlottesville last summer.

"There is no intention to accommodate one side or the other", Newsham said.

"I think there is still this mistaken belief that if you ignore these people to some degree, that there won't be as many problems", said Puryear.

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