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WATCH – Innocent Bystanders Escorted To Safety After Attacks by Violent Leftist Protesters *VIDEO*

A couple dozen far-right activists holding a “Unite the Right 2” rally Sunday were heavily outnumbered by law enforcement officers and counterprotesters, who shouted emphatically and urged the group to go home.

Interestingly enough, there was also a couple there counterprotesting the entire protest (counterprotesters as well) for their hate, racism and division.

Unite the Right 2 organizer Jason Kessler said he expected 100 to 400 white nationalists to attend. A much smaller group arrived at a subway station near the White House and was escorted by police to the rally site at nearby Lafayette Square.

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Prior to their arrival, thousands of leftist counterprotesters were out in force all day to mark the one-year anniversary of a white nationalist rally a year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. That event, the first Unite the Right rally, sparked chaos, violence and resulted in the death of leftist Heather Heyer, 32.

Some of the counterprotesters went to Lafayette Square as well, but police kept the two groups apart, KIII-TV reported.

White nationalists wearing American flags around their faces and capes arrived in the city to expletives and livid demonstrators. Police escorted them in a tight square, blocked by bicycles and motorcycles.

As the white nationalists proceeded to Lafayette Square, counterprotesters tried pushing into the group and at least one hurled what appeared to be stones at police and the rally-goers. It’s unclear whether anyone was injured.

One counterprotester reached over the caution tape and grabbed one of the nationalists, ripping his American flag.

During the dueling protests, two people wearing “Trump 2020,” t-shirts were accosted and threatened by far-left counter-protesters in Washington, DC, demonstrating against the white nationalist-led “Unite The Right 2” rally on Sunday afternoon.

A man and woman were hit with water and “some other chemical,” as they reportedly walked away from the general direction of the Unite The Right 2 rally, according to video footage obtained by USA Today politics reporter Christal Hayes.

The duo were giving an outside observer perspective video on Facebook during the protests, and were counterprotesting the protesters and counterprotesters for their combined stupidity, hate and division. They were in no way affiliated with either side of protesters. You can watch the pair of videos below.

The pair were said to be followed by counter-protesters for a number of blocks. Local law enforcement officers eventually escorted the two — who had their hair pulled and other objects thrown at them — away from the area.

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The demonstration led by the principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jason Kessler, ended earlier than expected. Those marching with Kessler numbered only about 30, far fewer than the 100 to 400 he predicted in a permit for the demonstration.

Thousands of far-left counter-protesters, including Antifa, showed up to jeer and shout insults at the white nationalists as they made their way through Washington streets. Police kept the two sides separated during the march and the rally.

The white nationalists were commemorating last year’s Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, which turned violent and deadly.

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James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 13th, 2018

 

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