President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged the grim anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly past year - and is regarded as one of the worst weeks in his presidency.
"Our role is to make sure we have a First Amendment event that goes on without any types of violence or destruction of property", Newsham said, according to CNN affiliate WTOP. "Peace to ALL Americans!", Trump wrote on Twitter. Numerous neo-Nazi, and other white supremacist groups that marched in Charlottesville previous year have been weakened or fractured by infighting and by pressure from lawsuits and counter-protests. "We have a huge racial problem in our city and in our country".
As the one year anniversary of the deadly white nationalist riots in Charlottesville, Virginia approaches, friends and family of Heather Heyer-the paralegal and progressive activist mowed down by a Nazi who drove his auto into a crowd-honored her memory.
Lt. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates died when their helicopter crashed while deployed as part of the response to last year's violence.
One year after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left a counterprotester dead, the event's organizer is producing an encore.
Then, hundreds of white nationalists and even more counter protesters will demonstrate near the White House Sunday.More news: Indonesia earthquake: Lombok survivor names baby after disaster as death toll rises
A small rally will take place Sunday in front of the White House and the participants may be dwarfed by larger counter-protests with police keeping the two sides apart. Authorities eventually forced the crowd to disperse, but a vehicle later barreled into a crowd of peaceful counterprotesters, killing Heyer and injuring dozens more. F*ck you! "You don't protect us!" and "All cops are bastards!"
Counterprotesters also gathered near the Washington suburban metro station of Vienna, Virginia, where about 20 white nationalists carrying American flags were escorted by police as they prepared to board trains to the city.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham answer questions from reporters about the city's preparations for the white nationalist-led rally marking the one-year anniversary of 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right", protests in Washington, August 9, 2018.
Donald Trump sparked outrage last year by repeatedly condemning "both sides" for the violence last year in Charlottesville.
Bro spoke to CBS News' DeMarco Morgan ahead of the one-year anniversary of her daughter's death.
Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to her father and an observant Jew, posted a thread of tweets just after Shabbat in which she singled out the white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Some leading figures in the USA white nationalist movement have said they won't attend or have encouraged supporters to stay away.