News

Trump calls for unity, condemns “all forms of racism” on the anniversary of the Charlottesville protest

Authorities are white bracing for the anniversary of last year’s nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

(AP)

 

President Trump marks the anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, by condemning for the unit and, “all kinds of racism and violence.”

The unrest in Charlottesville a year ago led to senseless death and separation. We need to come together as a nation. I condemn all kinds of racism and violence. Peace for ALL Americans!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2018

“The unrest in Charlottesville a year ago led to senseless death and separation. We need to come together as a nation. I condemn all kinds of racism and violence. Peace for ALL Americans!” he tweeted.

A white nationalist protest over the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee riots in the last year, as the participants clashed with counter-demonstrators. Counter protester Heather Heyer, was killed when James fields, Jr., drove his car into a crowd of people.

UBER, LYFT, DC-RESTAURANTS, TO FORBID, TO ‘UNITE THE RIGHT’ RALLY PARTICIPANTS; TWITTER HOLDS NUMEROUS EXTREME RIGHT-WING ACCOUNTS

Trump has been widely criticized by Democrats and some Republicans to blame for “both sides” for the protest, the violence, though he also in a statement from the White house condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists in a group.

Trump’s tweet on Saturday, the same anniversary is coming, as the police block of streets in preparation for rallies and counter-rallies marking.

Jason Kessler, the organizer of last year’s rally, is planning a “white civil rights” rally on Sunday in Washington, DC for the anniversary. Meanwhile, other events are planned to promote racial healing.

CHARLOTTESVILLE PASTOR: HATRED IS NOT A POLITICAL QUESTION, AND OTHER EXPERIENCES FROM OUR DARKEST DAYS

Virginia Gov., Ralph Northam, and DC declared States of emergency, citing the “potential impact of the events” in the Region. Streets and parks will be closed and the restriction of access to a “security area.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular