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Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville marked Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. But some 115 miles away in Washington, the principal organizer of last year's "Unite the Right" event was scheduled to hold a so-called white civil rights rally, and police were preparing for crowds of counterprotesters.
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Charlottesville grieves on anniversary of white supremacy march, amid heavy police presence

Charlottesville grieves on anniversary of white supremacy march, amid heavy police presence

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Charlottesville, VA - A community can bounce back from almost anything - a natural disaster, or maybe an economic downswing.
But some things leave a mark, a deep wound, and for Charlottesville, a small town of some 50,000 accustomed to order and calm, the white nationalists who took over their streets last year - first in July, then on two consecutive days in August - dealt a blow.
If the “You. Will not. Replace. Us” chants bellowing from their torchlit faces wasn't enough of a shock to the system, law enforcement's inaction when faced with that aggression was. It led to more than hardship...
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