Ahead of Charlottesville Anniversary Rally, Virginia Declares State of Emergency

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Unite the Right leaders said they are using Sunday's rally in the nation's capital as an opportunity to stand up for their civil rights.

The event will take place in Lafayette Park which is adjacent to the White House.

Then, a demonstration is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.at Lafayette Square.

The organizer expects a maximum of 400 attendees, according to the permit application.

But similar far-right protests have been dwarfed by counterprotesters.

Washington is bracing for a white nationalist rally that law enforcement agencies will try to prevent from descending into a melee like the one in Charlottesville, Virginia, that cast a shadow over Donald Trump's presidency a year ago.

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What is this protest about?

Multiple events are planned to mark the anniversary of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, which resulted in the deaths of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and Virginia State Police Troopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, III and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates. He also said the event is meant to protest "civil rights abuse in Charlottesville Va".

Counterprotesters are expected to include members of antifa, an anti-fascist group, some of whose members rampaged through parts of the District on Inauguration Day employing "black bloc" tactics of breaking windows and setting fires.

It didn't make sense past year, and it doesn't make sense now. Richard Spencer, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, led a group of torch-carrying protesters to the Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park in May 2017.

Fistfights and screaming matches broke out, and the rally officially was called off. Crowds of white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed before a auto plowed into a crowd, killing 32-year-old counterprotester Heather Heyer. James Alex Fields Jr., of OH, faces murder charges in Heyer's death.

"We love all people and our country", he said from the stage.

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Rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, shouted, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles, and unleashed chemical sprays on each other that weekend in Charlottesville. "These are the forces he has unleashed", said Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center anti-bigotry group, in an open letter. We will not back down.

What are police doing about security?

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Violence broke out between white nationalists and counter-protesters.

Earlier this week, Governor Ralph Northam and the City of Charlottesville declared states of emergency for the city and the Commonwealth as a whole.

The increased police presence is meant to serve as a "deterrent to anyone who would want to come into the community and exercise their First Amendment rights in a way that would violate someone else's First Amendment rights", Brackney said. Guns won't be allowed at the Sunday march and violence won't be tolerated. However, Brackney said that such knowledge would not dramatically change plans.

"We know that our responsibility is to protect First Amendment events, to protect Washingtonians and to protect our city, and we will do just that", she said.

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