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After 2017's Violent Rally, Charlottesville Denies Some 2018 Permits

Jason Kessler, organizer of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally, is threatening to sue Charlottesville, Virginia, for denying his permit application.
Posted at 2:33 PM, Dec 12, 2017

White nationalists who demonstrated in the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year want to celebrate next year's anniversary with another rally — but it looks like the city isn't having it.

The city manager has reportedly denied five applications for demonstrations and events in August 2018.

One application was from Jason Kessler, the organizer of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally. The others were from Kessler's allies and people seeking to hold counterprotests.

The city manager cited public safety concerns. One woman died during the rally last August.

Kessler called the permit decision "bogus" and said he'll file a lawsuit.