A group of white supremacists plan to hold a rally in Lafayette Park opposite the White House on August 12, 2018.
Jason Kessler, who organized the 2017 Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where protester Heather Heyer was killed, is organizing the event. He applied for a permit for the protest through the National Park Service and was approved.
Kessler’s application calls for the protest to be held 8 AM on August 11 and the end time at 8 PM on August 12.
Kessler refers to his event as a celebration of “white civil rights.” He says he expects 400 people to attend and claims it will address “civil rights abuse in Charlottesville.”
August 12 is the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville event.
After the rally, Kessler wrote, “Heather Heyer was a fat, disgusting Communist. Communists have killed 94 million. Looks like it was payback time.”