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‘Unite the Right’ rally fizzles out

Posted at 10:34 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 11:34:10-04

(NBC News) Exactly one year after demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly, a small group of white nationalists showed up for a planned protest near the White House Sunday.

The Unite the Right rally saw an extremely poor turnout, and was significantly outnumbered by counter-protesters who scuffled with police and were pepper sprayed.

Organizers expected hundreds to attend, but only two dozen showed up. Ultimately, only one person was arrested.

Civil rights activist Heather Heyer was killed during last year’s Unite the Right rally when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car through a crowd of counter-protesters.

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