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

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

A day after tensions between police and community activists almost boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. White supremacy is imprinted in the DNA of this nation, and what we saw in August 2017 was an eruption of that ideology. 'I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. "Peace to ALL Americans!"

During the rally, a young neo-Nazi rammed his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people.

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".

A year after deadly violence broke out in Charlottesville, Va., police have blocked off a park just north of the White House for a rally that will include as many as 400 white supremacists and members of other far-right groups rallying for "white civil rights".

Saturday marks a year since white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus with torches, clashing with a group of counterprotesters.

On Saturday, Trump condemned "all types of racism" in a Twitter post marking the anniversary - a marked departure from his response to the violence in Charlottesville where he blamed "both sides".

"I will not serve anyone who has any kind of hate in their heart or obvious hate on this weekend or ever", Chef Brian Hill said.

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A 21-year-old white man from OH, who had been photographed demonstrating with the white supremacists, was charged with murder and multiple federal hate crimes after allegedly ramming a vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters a year ago. The group was chanting, addressing police officers who were accompanying them: "Will you protect us?".

Kessler had sought a permit from the city of Charlottesville to hold an event commemorating the "Unite the Right" rally this weekend, but withdrew his request in a federal court hearing late last month, according to city officials.

As NPR's Debbie Elliott reported, they are reclaiming that space because previous year white supremacists "came with their torches and took over that part of campus".

Trump's tweet on Saturday faced criticism on social media as some jumped on the his wording of "all types of racism", after his claim past year that "both sides" were responsible for the violence.

Some nearby businesses, such as the Lincoln restaurant, said they will close early on Sunday to avoid any conflict or confrontations. Controversy also surrounded the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.

"One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence", Ivanka Trump tweeted. "We have got to fix this or we'll be right back here in no time", she said.

The speakers addressed almost every form of modern oppression - from racism and anti-Semitism to injustices against LGBTQ, disabled and indigenous people.

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