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Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

12 August, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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Virginia State Police Superintendent Gary Settle said more than 700 state police will be activated during the weekend and that they are "fully prepared to act" to prevent any incidents like past year.

The racist provocateur who organized last year's far-right rally has moved on to Washington, DC, where he has received a permit to stage a "white civil rights rally" on Sunday in front of the White House.

State Police arrest a local resident, John Miska, in the locked down downtown area in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.

Over the weekend, resources from the Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Health and Virginia National Guard will be present in Charlottesville. Crowds of white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed before a auto plowed into a crowd, killing 32-year-old counterprotester Heather Heyer. Susan Bro tells NPR that her daughters' legacy is a call to action.

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division", the president said from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort. That weekend, two Virginia State troopers were also killed as their helicopter crashed into a nearby forests.

He adds that, "We must come together as a nation".

He concluded, "So when you see the President here talk about he is condemning 'all types of racism, ' remember his record over his presidency and the campaign and even before that". Peace to ALL Americans!

This isn't the first time Airbnb has singled out people supporting the white nationalist and alt-right rally. Controversy also surrounded the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.

But NPS waited to issue the permit before finalising a security plan.

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The violence in Charlottesville began once rally participants and counter-protesters clashed and a man drove a vehicle into a group of counter-protesters.

Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney said the goal for that community is to have a peaceful weekend. The official Unite the Right rally website instructs those attending the demonstration to not inform strangers they're participating in the event and to stay with friends in the area if possible.

Since Charlottesville and her widely viewed documentary on what occurred there, Reeve has also been approached by neo-Nazis in unexpected places - including, she says, airport security.

"We acted in advance of last year's horrific event in Charlottesville and if we become aware of similar information we won't hesitate to do so again".

"I sat in a closed session briefing - probably two months ago - about Charlottesville, with the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation amongst others, and asked if Russian intermeddling had do with fomenting the flames of what happened in Charlottesville", he said.

Organizers for counter-demonstrations, including groups like Black Lives Matter and an individual who plans to burn a Confederate flag in Lafayette Park, have also received permits.

"Unite the Right" organizers have been telling their side to meet at the Vienna Metro station Sunday afternoon to ride into D.C. The Metro system considered using dedicated train cars to shuttle the white supremacists to the Foggy Bottom station, a plan shelved after protest from the Amalgamated Transit Union.

Ryan recalled how a group of students and community members faced off against the white supremacists near a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus, calling it a "remarkable moment of courage and bravery".

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