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Unite the Right organizer still working to make Charlottesville plans for anniversary

He has proposed a White Civil Rights rally; Aug. 11

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. – We're getting a better picture of plans for the one year anniversary of last year's deadly Unite the Right rally.

Last year's organizer, Jason Kessler, went before a federal judge Monday with a plan for a weekend full of events in Charlottesville, according to WVIR.

He proposed a White Civil Rights rally Aug. 11, where state troopers would escort demonstrators to and from Lee Park.

On Tuesday, Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Eric Gowin is expected to testify on Kessler's behalf for a plan on how to keep the city safe during the rally.

As we've previously reported, the city of Charlottesville denied Kessler the right to hold another rally on the anniversary.

He is attempting to hold a rally in Washington, D.C., that weekend.


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