08.12.2018

5 things to know about today's 'Unite the Right' rally and counter-protests in D.C.

5 things to know about today's 'Unite the Right' rally and counter-protests in D.C. Getty Images

Far-right protesters and counterprotesters are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., on Sunday on the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.

It was just a year ago Saturday that tiki-torch-carrying white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville shocked much of the country.

The next day, hundreds of counter-protesters clashed with the far-right demonstrators. Heather Heyer, a Charlottesville resident taking part in the counter-protests, was killed after a car was driven into a crowd of demonstrators.

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