Organizer of deadly Charlottesville rally applies for permit on one-year anniversary
Jason Kessler is planning another rally for Aug. 11-12
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The man who helped organize this past August's deadly rally in Charlottesville is planning another rally on the anniversary date in 2018.
Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler posted on his website a copy of the special event application request for Aug. 11-12.
While explaining why he plans to have another rally, Kessler wrote in a blog post, "I simply will not allow these bastards to use the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville government violating a federal judge’s order and the US Constitution, in conjunction with violent Antifa groups, to further demonize activists."
Kessler goes on to say that he has hired lawyers as he expects the city of Charlottesville to fight his application.
In light of this past August's events, Kessler wrote, "We should know how to defend ourselves lawfully but we must avoid any violent confrontation at this rally whatsoever."
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