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Organizer of deadly Charlottesville rally applies for permit on one-year anniversary

Jason Kessler is planning another rally for Aug. 11-12

Alt-right blogger Jason Kessler waits for protesters to quiet before begnning a news conference in front of City Hall August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kessler, who helped organize the Unite the Right rally one day earlier, blamed Charlottesville government officials and law enforcement for failing to protect the first amendment rights of the rally's participants, a collection of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and alt-right supporters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Alt-right blogger Jason Kessler waits for protesters to quiet before begnning a news conference in front of City Hall August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kessler, who helped organize the Unite the Right rally one day earlier, blamed Charlottesville government officials and law enforcement for failing to protect the first amendment rights of the rally's participants, a collection of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and alt-right supporters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

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."