Get ready for another white nationalist rally -- and counter-protests, too

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The conflict culminated in the death of Heather Heyer, 32, when James Alex Fields Jr., whose social media accounts included posts espousing white supremacy, purposely drove his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters.

Two state police personnel - Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates - died in a helicopter crash responding to the scene.

Permits for protests have been granted in different parts of Washington D.C., with the organizers of the original "Unite the Right" rally planning to march from a nearby Metro station to a demonstration in Lafayette Square Park, directly opposite the White House.

"I am urging Virginians to make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate, should those arise", said Northam.

Republican Rep. Tom Garrett said Saturday that he was told during a briefing with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director thatRussian meddling played in a role in "fomenting the flames of what happened in Charlottesville", Virginia, one year ago, when a white nationalist rally turned violent and resulted in the death of a counterprotester.

"With everything that went down last year and that seems to be going down this year, we've been wanting to support local businesses as it's harder to get downtown and get around downtown", Inlow said. The state's declaration allocates $2 million in state funds and authorizes the Virginia National Guard to assist in security efforts. 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".

"I think 400 is optimistic but we'll see", he said told NewsHour, after reading Kessler's permit application. "I think there is blame on both sides", Trump said during his remarks on August 15.

He admitted there were many lessons to be learned from last year's violence in Charlottesville.

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Many participants dressed as if they were headed to battle, shouted racist slurs and clashed violently with counter-protesters.

The rally is scheduled to be held Sunday near the White House in Washington's Lafayette Park.

Police cars, SUVs and buses poured into downtown Charlottesville Friday, setting up a security area around the downtown mall.

During the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, rally participants included neo-Nazi and alt-right members.

Officers will endeavor to keep the two sides separate, Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

Attendees: According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the rally's confirmed speakers include neo-Nazi Patrick Little, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, South African survivalist Simon Roche, a guy from Patriot Prayer, the editor of the Revolutionary Conservative, Kessler's reported attorney Corey Mahler, and "pro-white" town manager Tom Kawczynski.

"They marched chanting the slogans "Jews will not replace us" and 'blood and soil, ' a classic Nazi chant", Lance said of the Virginia rally. James Fields was charged with a hate crime for the death of Heather Heyer and is now on trial.

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