WASHINGTON — Government and police officials in the nation’s capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend’s planned white nationalist rally without violence.
Meanwhile Washington’s robust local activist community is gearing up for counterprotests.
The Unite the Right 2 rally will take place Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. The rally is timed for the one-year anniversary of the first Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Va., which devolved into chaos and violence resulting in the death of a counterprotester.
Estimates vary on how many white nationalist protesters will show up.