What We Saw at the Unite the Right II Protest
No more than 30 far right rally goers showed up at what turned into a gathering of the far left.
So what happened at Unite the Right II?
The organizer's permit application stated that about 400 attendees would gather outside the White House to commemorate last year's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The estimate was later downgraded to about 200, but by the time the rain started falling on Lafayette Square, it was clear that fewer than 30 were showing up amid a significant presence of cops and counterprotesters. Most of downtown Washington, D.C., was shutdown.
Bands of black clad Antifa members came with shields, helmets, and gas masks, and police surrounded far right protesters to protect them from violence. Most counterprotesters never laid eyes on anyone from the group they came to stand against.
For more coverage from the "Unite the Right II" rally, click here.
Shot by Todd Krainin, Mark McDaniel, and Austin Bragg. Edited by Bragg.
"Quirky Dog" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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