Recall: 12-13 August of a year ago in the United States in Charlotsville - the campus of the University of Virginia there were clashes of protesters with their right-wing opponents. He also plans to refuse service to any person harassing employees or wearing white nationalist or Nazi symbols or attire. "I was told yes, it did", Garrett told CNN's Ryan Nobles on "Newsroom."
A release on the emergency declarations said this is to address the potential impacts of events in and around Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. that will take place this weekend. Some accounts continued to publish around the time of August 12, 2017, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, where one counter-protester was killed. Later, a woman was killed when a vehicle drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured.
Neo-Nazis and members of the self-described "alt-right" movement were seen to be emboldened by Trump's response, after he failed to call any neo-Nazi groups out by name. This is reported by Congressman of the Republican Party, Tom Garrett, according to CNN.
"No one should be surprised". "They didn't arrest her", he says.
Authorities in the state were criticized for failing to maintain peace during last year's violent rally as they had not planned ahead but this year police said they are prepared to ensure law and order.
Restaurants in downtown Washington, D.C., are taking precautions for the "Unite the Right 2" white supremacist rally planned for Sunday, with some planning to close for the weekend and others educating their staffs on handling hard customers.
The Law Center's outreach director Lecia Brooks told AFP the rally reflected a "continued emboldenment on the part of white nationalists in this country".
Several counter-protester organizers have also planned out events.
"There will certainly be provocateurs trying to get a reaction out of you by trying to stick cameras in peoples' faces, yelling, etc", the Unite the Right website stated.
Counter-protesters are expected to outnumber white supremacists this Sunday in Washington.
Republican Rep. Tom Garrett said Saturday that he was told during a briefing with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director that Russian meddling played in a role in "fomenting the flames of what happened in Charlottesville", Virginia, one year ago, when a white nationalist rally turned violent and resulted in the death of a counterprotester.