A year later, strong feelings in Charlottesville, but no violence

Trump stands by his Charlottesville comments

"Peace to ALL Americans".

The organizer of last year's event, white nationalist Jason Kessler, was denied a permit in Charlottesville this year but has secured permission to hold a demonstration on Sunday in Washington, D.C., across the street from the White House.

Despite the presence of police security, a number of white nationalist leaders urged their followers to avoid Sunday's rally, telling their bases that being recognized in the march could quickly lead to public shaming and a loss of employment, giving credence to anti-fascist arguments that direct action is the best way to disrupt racist organizations.

"You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides", Trump had said.

US President Donald Trump, often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism on Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

WASHINGTON - Sunday's "Unite the Right 2" rally attracted hundreds of anti-racist counterprotesters, and almost interrupted service on the capital's Metro, but in the end only a few dozen neo-Nazis showed up for the white supremacist gathering here, marking one year since the violent racist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a strong and hope-filled call to action, Bro showed the same resilience that she attributed to her daughter, saying, 'I think the reason that what happened to Heather has struck a chord is because we know that what she did is achievable.

"When Trump criticizes "all types of racism" he's using false equivalence to wink at those who peddle in the distortions of white grievance", Rather tweeted. He returns to the theme again and again, especially to rid himself of negative headlines on other subjects.

On Saturday the president issued a generic condemnation of racism in one of seven tweets of the day.

Trump endured extensive criticism for failing to condemn neo-Nazis after Charlottesville.

Americans are divided on how they read the president's intentions on matters of race.

Saturday's tweet took a more diplomatic, positive and inclusive tone but, notably, did not contradict anything the USA president said a year ago, something ignored in most media outlets, which commended his conciliatory tone, but noted by his political opponents.

Seventy-three percent of African-Americans feel the president tries to put the interests of whites ahead of minorities, and 58 percent of Hispanics feel the president tries to put whites ahead of minority groups. On many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country. This from the president who said that Nigerians will never go back to their huts when they come and see America.

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