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.”
Communist government of Charlottesville denies permits for multiple right-wing rallies including the Unite the Right Anniversary Rally. BUT WE WON’T BE STOPPED.https://t.co/OQ4j6IqPBS https://t.co/B086ycC89d— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) December 12, 2017
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.