State of emergency declared in Charlottesville for ‘Unite the Right’ anniversary

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A group of anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter demonstrators march on the campus of the University of Virginia after a rally to mark the anniversary of last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.

"Peace to ALL Americans!" he tweeted.

Bro said she believes any counterprotesters will be "a little more wary and cautious" after seeing what happened previous year in Charlottesville, but she insisted that ignoring white nationalist groups is not the answer, saying they "crave silence or violence".

'If you rush to heal, if you rush to everybody grab each other and sing kumbaya, we will be back here in a few years, ' she said.

One year after Susan Bro's daughter was killed when a auto plowed into counterprotesters at a rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bro plans to mark the tragedy by going to the street where it happened.

Ivanka Trump and her husband reportedly pressured her father to single out white supremacists and neo-Nazis immediately after the violence past year, and he did - and then reversed himself within a day, once again blaming both sides.

But some 115 miles away in Washington, the principal organizer of last year's "Unite the Right" event was scheduled to hold a so-called white civil rights rally, and police were preparing for crowds of counterprotesters.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence", appealing for unity.

Specifically addressing those who were attacked during the march, Ryan said, "I am sorry".

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Clashes at the rally resulted in at least 30 injuries and the death of Heather Heyer, after a vehicle driven by James Alex Fields Jr. plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

She says, "It's nice that they're here to protect us".

The preventative measures comes one year on from the harrowing violence that gripped the city one year ago.

Last year's rally came amid debate over the renaming of two parks honoring Confederate generals.

A couple of dozen far-right activists arriving Sunday for their "Unite the Right 2" rally were heavily outnumbered by a phalanx of law enforcement officers and counterprotesters who shouted emphatically and urged them to go home. Instead, the rally is planned for Sunday evening in Washington, where counterprotesters have already massed to counter the presence of white nationalists and other far-right groups.

Rally organizers encouraged supporters to bring a U.S. or Confederate flags, and cautioned not to react angrily to counter protesters. "He's got to address the - the people who are spouting racist-type comments and do racial, racist-type acts". So, I said, 'Susan, this is what we do.

It was a dramatic shift in tone from previous year, when he said there was "blame on both sides" for the violence that broke out when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest the removal of Confederate statutes and marched through town shouting racist slurs.

Last night, crowds of students and their supporters rallied in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia to mark the anniversary and stand against white supremacy.

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