Anniversary of the Charlottesville protests

Counterprotesters in DC

Anti-KKK signs are layed out by counterprotesters in Lafayette Park ahead of the planned white supremacist rally across from the White House.
PHOTO CREDIT: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images via CNN

 

This past weekend marked the one year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville. It was commemorated with acts in memoriam for Heather Heyer who lost her life that day in Charlottesville, as well as renewed protests in the nation’s capital.

 

Unite the Right 2,” a protest for the civil rights of white people, fell far short of its estimated attendance. About 400 people were expected to join but instead, just dozens attended the rally. In response, however, thousands of counterprotesters came out to denounce racism and hate.

 

"This is not normal. We won't tolerate bigotry and hate in the United States." ~ Kaitlin Moore, a counter-protester with “Unite Against Hate” via CNN

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