Later in the day, one of the participants of the white nationalist march drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring 19 others. James Alex Fields, Jr is charged with driving his auto into a group of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of people.
Virginia declared a state of emergency earlier this week. The declaration authorizes the Virginia National Guard to assist in security efforts. An extensive review identified "gaps" in planning and communication among agencies, culminating in this year's plan, Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney said.
Charlottesville had been in a months-long battle over what to do with a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army during the Civil War. During this time, removal of Confederate statutes were taking place across the country.
The mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed at the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, is keeping her daughter's memory alive by sharing the endearing messages and momentous that she receives from the supportive public.
Among those, Airbnb said it would ban users who rent out their properties to participate in the Unite the Right rally, citing their terms of service, stating users agree, "To treat everyone in the Airbnb community - regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age - with respect, and without judgment or bias".
A group of white nationalists holding lit tiki torches marched through the campus of the University of Virginia, some chanting the Nazi-associated phrase "blood and soil".
Lance says he's feeling good about the D.C. counter protests and skeptical that the Unite the Right rally will reach 400 members, as estimated by the group.
Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured.
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The Trump tactics have deepened an already serious economic crisis in Iran, fuelling protests around the country. Zarif told the state-owned IRAN daily, however, there are now no ongoing talks between the countries.
Two Virginia state troopers also died in the crash of their helicopter during the events.
Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred and bloodshed that shocked the nation last summer.
"I don't know exactly what will happen, but it probably will not be good", tweeted Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called "alt-right" movement, who said he would be staying away from the rally.
"As we face this invasion of vile and perverted ideology infesting our region, we stand united in our conviction that a diverse and inclusive Maryland is a stronger Maryland", he said. "So wherever you are on any side of any issue is not how we will engage you, but based on those behaviors that rise to a criminal level and violence particularly". "Justice will be delivered", he added. "So, I think it's really important to show that".
"I was just shaking I could not believe what I was seeing", said Henderson.
"You had some very bad people in that group".
What is expected to happen this weekend? Portland Police is conducting an internal investigation into its use of force on August 4, which included flash bangs, after a June 30 rally there turned into a riot, sending at least four to area hospitals by ambulance.
(CNN)White nationalists and other right-wing groups will gather along the lawns and brick paths of Lafayette Square in the shadow of the White House on Sunday for a controversial "white civil rights rally".