When they are in the same area at the same time, it leads to violent confrontations.
"Our goal is to prevent that from occurring".
But on Saturday, Charlottesville appeared more contemplative than chaotic. "We have people coming to our city for the sole objective of spewing hate".
"Last year, I was afraid of the Nazis".
"We are treating this as a statewide event", said Virginia Department of Emergency Management coordinator Jeff Stern.
Antifa's counter-protest website shutitdowndc.org is calling on members to "mass", mobilize against white nationalist groups at Freedom Plaza, close by to where the Unite the Right 2 rally will be held. Parking will be prohibited along the routes.
"Officers will be on high alert for anyone who will be carrying a firearm", he warned. The law allows officials to make that restriction to protect large gatherings.
The Virginia State Police has deployed hundreds of troopers to Charlottesville for the August 12 weekend in order to prepare for potential violence. Two state troopers also died that day in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville.
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Strength and conditioning coach Rick Court is the most frequently named member of the coaching staff, though head coach D.J. Durkin's name arises as well, and he and Court are described as like-minded.
Schoep also addressed the Charlottesville, Virginia incident and said his group, "acted in self defense ... we are not the ones creating the violence".
The permit application said 400 people were expected for Sunday's event, but that number could change. Memorial, where scheduled speakers include NYC congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They declined, though, to detail specific security threats or whether known white supremacists and nationalists, such as rally organizer Jason Kessler, would be in the area. "We don't see no riot here".
Secret service officials will join officers from Washington DC's police force and the National Park Service to ensure there is no repeat of the violent clashes this time past year. "It has people talking now". Some leading figures in the USA white nationalist movement have said they won't attend or have encouraged supporters to stay away.
On August 12, hundreds of white nationalists - including neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members - descended on Charlottesville in part to protest the city's decision to remove a monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee from a park.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old counterprotestor, was killed last year when a self-identified Nazi drove a auto through a crowd of demonstrators.
More counter-protests: The Daily Beast reports that 18 anti-racist, anti-fascist, and feminist groups have organized a "DC United Against Hate" coalition, which will be counter-protesting throughout the weekend. I hope that as we remember the lives lost a year ago, we also renew our commitment to equity and diversity. We are aware these views can awaken a passion within. "How are we going to be safe in that situation?" he asked.
Aaron Alexander, the senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation, said he wanted to "acknowledge and lift up the traumatized residents of Charlottesville for the pain they continue to experience. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.' - drawing a standing ovation from the crowd". This year they come w/ badge" and chanted "Why are you in riot gear? Which no city leader wants repeated Sunday.
Other businesses have taken similar approaches and have said they will deny services to attendees of the Unite the Right rally.