Counterprotesters confront white nationalists in D.C.

Businesses say they'll refuse service to Unite the Right attendees in DC

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Sunday is the anniversary of the violence that erupted on the streets of Charlottesville, where hundreds of rally participants gathered to protest the city's plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park that was named after the Confederate general.

Trump drew strong criticism in the days after the Charlottesville rally a year ago for equating white supremacists with counter-protesters and saying "both sides" were to blame.

The organiser of last year's event, white nationalist Jason Kessler, was denied a permit in Charlottesville this year but has secured permission to hold a demonstration on Sunday in Washington, across the street from the White House.

Kessler lost some of his extremist allies previous year after he tweeted that the killing of a counter-protester at the rally was "payback time".

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But the far-right demonstrators won't be alone. Events marking the anniversary are expected in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. "This year, I'm afraid of the police", Woolfork said. Attendees, he said, may express themselves in "whichever way you feel comfortable in expressing your civil liberties". "I was told yes, it did", Garrett told CNN. 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".

"This is not normal", Moore said. "And we need to respond to the shocking display of bigotry that we witnessed in Charlottesville by redoubling our commitment to equality".

For example, at a a separate Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville in July 2017, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20 to 1, according to Charlottesville officials. We must come together as a nation, ' he wrote on Saturday morning.

That drew criticism from the NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill, who tweeted back: " 'All types.' 'Both sides.' Continuing to advance a narrative of moral equivalency between racists and those opposed to racism, so as not to tick off his white supremacist supporters". "Peace to ALL Americans!" the president tweeted.

More than 200 left-wing protesters marched to another part of the University of Virginia campus, where, the AP delicately notes, "many in the crowd shouted at officers in riot gear who had formed a line".

In a statement Saturday, the vice president recalled the loss of life and tragic events which took place in the Virginia city.

Members of Antifa led a tense march from the University of Virginia campus through Charlottesville Saturday night, shouting at police, "Last year they came w/ torches".

Some people might be comforted by the police, Woolfork continued. We don't all have to sacrifice our lives.

University of Virginia students protest Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville.

"We started planning this about a month ago but there have been talks of disrupting the "Unite the Right" rally for months now", Nasr said.

"The world went insane when Heather lost her life, and that's not fair, because so many mothers lose their children every day, and we have to fix that".

Bro also said the day was about more than just her daughter.

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