A gaggle of about 30 white nationalists has marched to a park close to the White Home for what they name a rally in favour of white civil rights.
Hundreds of counterprotesters are within the space, too, and jeered and heckled the white nationalists as they made their manner down the road surrounded by police.
The demonstration and counterdemonstration come on the anniversary of final yr’s lethal gathering of neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members, and others in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Sunday’s gathering is being led by the principal organizer of final yr’s “Unite the Proper” occasion, Jason Kessler.
The group made their method to the White Home surrounded by a contingent of cops and automobiles. A whole lot of counterprotesters are strolling alongside the group however protecting on the sidewalks, a lot of them shouting and taunting the nationalists as they make their method to a park in entrance of the White Home.
Greater than 1,000 protesters gathered in Freedom Plaza close to the White Home to rally towards a white nationalist demonstration earlier than the white civil rights activists had arrived.
Makia Inexperienced, who represents the Washington department of Black Lives Matter, instructed Sunday’s crowd that: “We all know from expertise that ignoring white nationalism doesn’t work.”
The counterprotesters plan to march to Lafayette Sq. in entrance of the White Home, simply earlier than the arrival of the white nationalists. Police have erected a maze of barricades to maintain the 2 sides aside.
The counterprotesters far outnumber the white nationalists.