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D.C. Police Vow to Keep Protesters Apart at Weekend Demonstrations

D.C. Police Vow to Keep Protesters Apart at Weekend Demonstrations

The rival rallies on Sunday night at Lafayette Park across from the White House mark the first anniversary of the original Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer.

The National Park Service has issued a permit to Jason Kessler, organizer for the Unite the Right 2, to gather from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Lafayette Park across from the White House, and WUSA9 is reporting that Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.)

has also been issued a permit for Sunday evening at the same park.

During last year’s protest, organized due to the proposed removal of Confederate monuments from Charlottesville parks, Antifa and right-wing groups violently clashed.

A rally-goer was allegedly murdered by a protester in downtown Charlottesville after the police dispersed the crowd at the original rally.

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