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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:35 PM

Judge allows Unite the Right rally to stay in Emancipation Park

Source: Daily Progress

Judge Glen Conrad has granted an injunction that allows the Unite the Right rally to be held at Emancipation Park, as originally planned.

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastaaga said in a statement that the organization was glad that the judge recognized that the First Amendment applies equally to everyone.

"We hope that the city will focus tomorrow on managing the expected crowds using de-escalation tactics and flexibility, and avoid the kind of over-militarized response that was mounted on July 8," the statement said. "We encourage everyone participating to commit to nonviolence and peaceful protest. We will be there to observe and document police practices as we were on July 8 and at other rallies and protests across Virginia since January and before.

Read more: http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/judge-allows-unite-the-right-rally-to-stay-in-emancipation/article_9965d0be-7ee6-11e7-ab0e-f342e0cf9488.html



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Response to Yonnie3 (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:38 PM

1. Richard Spenser is gonig to be there... (maybe)

If he is, can I hope for someone to punch him again?

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:55 PM

2. Shhh, Just don't talk about it

They kept the KKK rally and the counter rally well separated a few weeks ago in that park. This event is supposed to be more than ten times larger. With the small area around that park and the small distance to the opposing rallies it is going to be difficult to maintain that separation. Out of town people on both sides are arriving.

There already have been reports of friction between armed alt-righters and the locals.

It has been reported that it will be the largest deployment of State police in 30 years.

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 09:35 PM

3. Is he bringing another tiki torch?

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Response to VermontKevin (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 10:24 PM

4. I don't know if he was there, but torch bearers were at...

the UVA Rotunda tonight. They got run off.

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