(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Small Unite The Right in DC

Meanwhile, Four Arrests During Protests In Charlottesville

August 12, 2018 - 5:28 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) —  A group of about 30 white nationalists marched to a park near the White House for what they call a rally in favor of white civil rights.

Thousands of counterprotesters were in the area, too, and jeered and heckled the white nationalists as they made their way down the street surrounded by police.

The demonstration and counterdemonstration come on the anniversary of last year's deadly gathering of neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members, and others in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sunday's gathering was led by the principal organizer of last year's "Unite the Right" event, Jason Kessler.

Meanwhile, Charlottesville officials reported four arrests in protests and marches that occured in the city on Sunday.