NPS approves application for “White Civil Rights Rally”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Park Services has approved an application for the same man who was behind last year’s deadly Charlottesville rally to hold a “White Civil Rights” rally in D.C. in August.
On the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville rally where one woman was killed, a second demonstration will be held at Lafayette Square in front of the White House.
The application was submitted by Jason Kessler, who was behind the first “Unite the Right” rally, on May 8. Kessler wrote on the application that the purpose of the event is to “protest civil rights abuse.” Kessler labelled the event as a “white civil rights rally.”
The NPS approved Kessler’s application, but has not yet issued a permit.
A spokesperson from NPS said they are gathering information about the details of the event from organizers so they can create the permit.
The event is slated to be a two day rally starting August 11 at 8 a.m. and ending August 12 at 8 p.m.
Kessler wrote on the application that attendees will march, rally, and give speeches at the event. Kessler also wrote that members of Antifa affiliated groups will try to disrupt.