Charlottesville on edge on anniversary of deadly white-nationalist rallies

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Washington, D.C., prepares for potential showdown at white-supremacist...

We must come together as a nation, ' he wrote on Saturday morning.

On Saturday, Trump condemned "all types of racism" in a Twitter post marking the anniversary. Peace to ALL Americans!

"I will never stop fighting for ALL Americans", he tweeted.

Amid imagery of violent confrontations, and two days after the death of a young woman protesting against a massive white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan and drew the most infamous equivalency of his time in office.

The number of people at Kessler's event could be lower than his estimate and likely will be dwarfed by counterprotests.

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The security zone kicked into high gear Saturday the day before the one year anniversary of a Unite the Right rally that started at the city's controversial Lee statue and bled into the neighboring Downtown Mall where a young woman lost her life when police say a man attending the rally plowed into a crowd of people with his vehicle. You let it go and you're OK until the next one comes.

"Washington, D.C., is a city of love, inclusion and diversity", she continued, "and - like millions of Americans across the nation - we know that the people who are coming here to profess hate and sow division are wrong". "We denounce hate. We denounce anti-Semitism, and we denounce the rhetoric we expect to hear this Sunday". It later warned participants that it is against the city's laws to carry a firearm within 1,000ft (305 metres) from any First Amendment activity. "Unless there is something they're not telling us and have some intelligence that the white nationalists will still march in force, it seems like who they're gearing up to monitor and observe and contain and discipline are those of us who want to resist fascism and racism". The state's declaration allocates $2 million in state funds and authorizes the Virginia National Guard to assist in security efforts.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham have promised a massive security mobilization to keep protesters and counter-protesters apart.

On August 12, hundreds of white nationalists - including neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members - descended on Charlottesville in part to protest the city's decision to remove a monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee from a park.

After authorities had forced the clashing crowds of of white supremacists and counterprotesters to disperse, a vehicle plowed into a crowd, killing 32-year-old counterprotester Heather Heyer. They described a massive influx of law enforcement officers, two checkpoints south of the Downtown Mall and a significant list of items banned within the perimeter. Previous year was a whole different story.

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A group anti-fascism demonstrators march in the downtown area in anticipation of the anniversary of last year's Unite the Right rally.

The mother of Heather Heyer, who died a year ago when a white nationalist slammed his auto into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, has urged people to stay peaceful as Washington DC readies itself for Unite the Right 2.

Protesters march at Lambeth field at the University of Virginia, ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 11, 2018.

"If something happens in Washington, it can easily affect Northern Virginia", Northam told Richmond-based WRVA radio station on Wednesday.

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Ryan said the university made mistakes last year and apologized to the community and those attacked during last year's rally. His apparent refusal to condemn neo-Nazis and violent white nationalist groups elicited strong bipartisan pushback .

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