approved an application for the #rally
, but no permit has been issued yet.
and #deadly #protest
made national headlines when #whitenationalists
and counter-protestors clashed.
Jason Kessler organized the “#UnitetheRight
" rally last year to protest cities taking down #Confederatestatues
He is now planning another rally outside of the #WhiteHouse
at Lafayette Square in D.C.
The National Park Service signed off on the application for the event that lasts two days from August 11 to the 12. “This year we have a new purpose,” Kessler said. “That’s to talk about the #civilrights
abuse that happened in Charlottesville, #Virginia
Kessler blames the city and counter-protestors for the violence from 2017.
“It wasn’t the fault of my group that that stuff happened,” he said.
Kessler claimed people attending the rally with his group were victimized, but Tracye Redd with #BlackLivesMatter
“That whole narrative that we started the violence is a myth,” Redd told WUSA9.
Kessler is working with #police
, the NPS, and giving people coming to the rally rules to hopefully keep things safer this year.
The rally was organized to protect -- what Kessler calls – “#whitecivilrights
“We’re not able to peacefully assemble. We’re not able to speak,” Kessler explained.
“I keep telling people if your right to rally and your right to protest means that someone else’s life might be in danger, then it is no longer free speech but it is #hatespeech
,” Redd responded.
WUSA9 asked Kessler if he could understand why some groups in America who have been #historically
marginalized could have a problem with your rally.
He responded, “to be honest, I don’t think it is mostly black or Hispanic people that are offended by these rallies.”
Kessler explained that he believes Democrats in higher education and politics target minority groups to get them upset about the views of far-right groups he is associated with.
“This rally is not about opposing you. This is about us. This is about #whitepeople
and standing up for our rights,” Kessler said.
#foodforthought #rbg #problack #panafrican #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful