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White Supremacists Denied Permits For Charlottesville Anniversary Rally

Organizers behind last summer’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia are being denied permits to hold a second rally on its anniversary next year.

The original rally, which drew a large crowd of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, devolved into violence and resulted in the killing of one counter-protestor.

The city of Charlottesville said that a second rally could pose “a danger to public safety,” according to denial letters obtained by The Daily Progress, a newspaper in Charlottesville.

The city manager wrote that the events would “present a danger to public safety” and “cannot be accommodated within a reasonable allocation of city funds and/or police resources.”

Jason Kessler, the white nationalist who spearheaded the original march, told his Twitter followers that the “Communist government of Charlottesville” had denied his application — and said he would sue.

Email Sam Kestenbaum at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum

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