Sad White Civil Rights Rally Dwarfed By Counter Protesters

August 12 marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s violent, White supremacist “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and further elevated racial tensions in the country. Despite last year’s tragedy, Jason Kessler, who organized the first Unite the Right, decided to host another on the exact same day.  But while Kessler was hoping for a strong turnout of around 400 to protest with him across from the White House, he and a handful of supporters that showed up were vastly outnumbered by thousands of counter protesters.

After being denied a re-run of the first rally in Charlottesville, Kessler turned his attention to Washington D.C., and obtained a demonstration permit from the National Park Service.

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