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PostSubject: Washington DC braces for far right rally   Washington DC braces for far right rally EmptyMon 13 Aug 2018, 6:47 am

Washington DC is bracing for a far right rally and counter-protest a year after Charlottesville rallies, where a woman died when a man drove into the crowd.

Washington is bracing for a white nationalist rally organised to coincide with the anniversary of last year's racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The "Unite the Right 2" event was set to take place at 5.30pm on Sunday in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. Several demonstrations by counter-protesters, who were expected to outnumber the white nationalists, were due to be held nearby.

Authorities have promised an enormous police presence to keep both sides apart and avoid the street brawls that broke out last year in downtown Charlottesville. A local woman, Heather Heyer, was killed when an Ohio man, James Fields, drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

At the time, President Donald Trump said there were "very fine people" on both sides, spurring criticism from across the political divide that he was equating the counter-protesters with the rally attendees, who included neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

On Saturday, Trump condemned "all types of racism" in a Twitter post marking the anniversary.

Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to Trump, said on Sunday that the media was "just not covering" the president's repeated denunciations of white nationalists.

"He's calling for unity among all Americans and he denounced all forms of bigotry and acts of violence and racism," Conway said on ABC's This Week.

Democratic US Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Trump was not doing enough to disavow racists.

"He has not gone far enough," Cummings said on ABC's This Week. "I think it's a low bar for the president of the United States to simply say he's against racism. He's got to do better than that. He's got to address the - the people who are spouting racist-type comments and do racial, racist-type acts."

In Washington on Sunday, counter-protesters planned an afternoon program of music, speeches and poetry readings at Freedom Plaza, east of the White House.

Several counter-protesters gathered near the Washington suburban metro station of Vienna, Virginia, where some white nationalists were expected to board trains to take them into the city.

Police used vehicles and traffic cones to seal off the station's parking lot, where about 40 officers in ballistic vests were also deployed.

Paul Wiedefeld, chief executive of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which runs the metro, told reporters at the station that a full blown security operation was in effect to avert the kind of violence that erupted in Charlottesville last year.

"It's all hands on deck," Wiedefeld said.

https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/washington-dc-braces-for-far-right-rally/news-story/9b858db3dc32e2b07ea7955936552e75
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PostSubject: Re: Washington DC braces for far right rally   Washington DC braces for far right rally EmptyMon 13 Aug 2018, 3:01 pm

I hear 20 showed up and 1000 PC protestors.
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PostSubject: Re: Washington DC braces for far right rally   Washington DC braces for far right rally EmptyMon 13 Aug 2018, 3:37 pm

Saw a bit on Sky News earlier, it was very quiet, apparently.
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PostSubject: Re: Washington DC braces for far right rally   Washington DC braces for far right rally EmptyTue 14 Aug 2018, 5:18 pm

Kids these days have no idea how to "protest" ....

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PostSubject: Re: Washington DC braces for far right rally   Washington DC braces for far right rally EmptyThu 16 Aug 2018, 1:17 pm

Peaceful Protest, by any group, to express a common thought or purpose..........regardless of how you personally feel about the group, their thoughts, or their purpose.............must always be a Protected Right worldwide, but, that said, openly violent protest & lawlessness must always be crushed in every instance, for it is not the Right of the violent to subjugate the Rights of the peaceful, or the overall Rights of Society.
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PostSubject: Re: Washington DC braces for far right rally   Washington DC braces for far right rally EmptyThu 16 Aug 2018, 4:22 pm

Kids will protest, it's a given. I never did when I was young, I did my own thing and avoided that unruly lot.

I think that these days people (of all ages) have forgotten the manners their Mother taught them .... there are some very rude people out there and many of them are on Forums.
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