One of the organizers of last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – which resulted in the death of Heather Heyer – has overcome the first hurdle to holding an anniversary rally this year in Washington, D.C.
According to the Boston Globe, the National Parks Service approved the application, and the location this year will be in front of the White House.
Organizer Jason Kessler’s application describes it as a ‘‘white civil rights’’ rally. He says he wants elected officials in Washington to know that the violence that killed a woman and injured others in Charlottesville was provoked by what he’s calling ‘‘civil rights abuse.’’ Kessler predicts in the application that ‘‘members of Antifa affiliated groups will try to disrupt.’’
The Globe notes that Kessler originally tried to hold the anniversary rally in Charlottesville, but his application was denied.