August 12 marks the one year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A range of right-wing and nationalist groups have organized a second “Unite the Right” event for Sunday, August 12, this time in Washington DC. That protest was organized by Jason Kessler, who also planned the 2017 event.
But in Charlottesville, activists were planning to hold a series of counter-protests to mark their objection to the Unite the Right rally. You can watch a livestream of events in Charlottesville here.
You can also watch activists gathering at 4th and Water Street, where Heather Heyer was struck by a car in last year’s deadly Unite the Right Rally. The livestream of today’s gathering at Heyer’s memorial is available here.
You can also watch video from Saturday night, of what seems to be a confrontation between protesters and police here. It’s hard to see everything that’s going on, but it appears that police tried to herd the protesters to the side; protesters began yelling “ACAB, All cops are bastards.”