A coalition of 18 activist groups said Thursday they will oppose the next Unite the Right rally in Washington, D.C. in August.
The first Unite the Right rally, a summit for white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last August, turned deadly after a man associated with a neo-Nazi group drove a car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters, killing one. Unite the Right’s organizer, Jason Kessler, has received tentative approval to host a sequel event in D.C. this summer. Now the “DC Against Hate” coalition, which includes racial justice, anti-fascist, and feminist organizations, announced plans to counter Unite the Right in a three-day demonstration.
The counter-protest could see activists stand off against far-right demonstrators, as well as D.C. police, who have previously cracked down on anti-fascist demonstrations in the city.