Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Heather Heyer's mother continues her daughter's civil rights advocacy a year after Charlottesville rally

A similar far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday outside the White House.

Clara Carlson was one of those counter-protesters. "So the fact that you know what happened previous year happened is deeply upsetting and not anything part of the UVA I knew". There, a woman named Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove a auto into a crowd of counter-demonstrators.

President Trump grew criticism a year ago for his initial response the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally as he said "hate" came from "all sides". This year, his official account tweeted a condemnation of "all types of racism and acts of violence".

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, told USA TODAY that Trump's comments on Saturday seemed to be forced and noted the wording was suspicious.

He also said the event is meant to protest "civil rights abuse in Charlottesville Va".

"We've always acted as if black lives never mattered, as if people of color never mattered", Bro told Cooper on "Full Circle".

"Peace to ALL Americans!" he tweeted.

Sunday marks one year after the original "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, when hundreds of white nationalists - including neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members - descended on Charlottesville in part to protest the city's decision to remove a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park.

Far-right groups and counterprotesters are expected to converge on the nation's capital Sunday, one year after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one person dead and elevated racial tensions in America.

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Road closures in and out of the UVA Medical Center were put in place as protesters gathered in the Virginia city.

The standoff ended without any clashes as organisers urged the crowd to move away and begin marching off campus. A few confrontations between protesters and counterprotesters were defused by police.

Saturday night's rally comes on the heels of the one year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

In Charlottesville, hundreds of police officers maintained a security perimeter around the normally bustling downtown district on Saturday. The buzz of a police helicopter overhead was a constant throughout the day. Authorities had arrested three people by early evening, all for minor offenses.

The city closed downtown streets and public parks and restricted access to a downtown "security area", where visitors were prohibited from wearing masks or carrying certain items, including skateboards, catapults, glass bottles, bats and knives. The gun, however, was not banned, based on state law.

On the lawn, protesters confronted a line of police wearing riot gear. Counter-protester Heather Heyer was tragically killed after a member of the far-right white nationalist groups crashed his auto into a crowd of people.

Ahead of the anniversary of the deadly rally, Heyer's mother Susan Bro said she is proud of her daughter and the difference her legacy is making. Outside her front door, a bucket of freshly cut flowers was available for passersby to take for free.

Dozens of police were waiting for the group at the Foggy Bottom metro station in Washington, D.C. Mak reports that dozens of police - some on motorbikes, some in vans, some with K9 units - were at the scene, apparently waiting to escort them to the demonstration. Kathe Falzer, 67, changed a flight to California so she could spend Saturday in town.

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