Police have cordoned off a walking path for white nationalists, who are due to be here soon for #UniteTheRight2 #ShutItDownDC
#BREAKING: Violent breaks out as white nationalists arrive. They’re marching to Lafayette Square for #UniteTheRight2 rally.
Here’s Jason Kessler marching to his #UniteTheRight2 rally. Note: there are only a dozen or two white supremacists with him.
I’ve spotted counterprotesters throwing what appear to be stones into the tight group of police and white supremacists. Unclear if they hit anyone. It’s definitely tense here.
Here’s what it looks like as police escort white nationalists to their #UniteTheRight2 rally in DC. Jason Kessler, the organizer of the rally—and last year’s in Charlottesville— looks to be smiling as counterprotesters scream at their group
Another light scuffle broke out but nothing big as white nationalists as escorted to Lafayette Square #UniteTheRight2
Then there’s this guy yelling at an officer for allowing white nationalists a permit to hold #UniteTheRight2 in DC
White nationalists have arrived at the White House and Lafayette Square. Counterprotesters haven’t stopped yelling at them, though. #UniteTheRight2
Counterprotesters ripped up a Confederate flag and wiped their shoes with it outside the #UniteTheRight rally
Large group of anti-fascists have gathered near the #UniteTheRight2 rally. They’re chanting “punch a nazi in the face” many have flags and nearly all are wearing black
The antifa counterprotesters just joined a large group of #BlackLivesMatter protesters near Lafayette Square for #UniteTheRight2
They’ve been chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets!”
Counterprotesters ignited a smoke flare in the crowd then threw it toward the Eisenhower building.
Secret Service broke up crowd of counterprotesters after a smoke flare was ignited in the crowd. Things simmered down quick after authorities took out batons #UniteTheRight2
A man and woman who were wearing Trump 2020 shirts and walking away from the #UniteTheRight2 rally, had water and some other chemical thrown on them. Counterprotesters followed them for blocks
The man and woman wearing Trump shirts finally got to police. Counterprotesters pulled their hair, threw things at them and poured water on their heads. They’re now being escorted out of the area by police. #UniteTheRight2
This is the first peaceful thing I’ve seen today. Counterprotesters simply meditating outside Lafayette Square during #UniteTheRight2
“Love is all you need”
Counterprotesters at Lafayette Square are singing for the white nationalists to go home #UniteTheRight2
It’s raining, y’all!
Anyone know what these fireworks/flares are for/who they came from? #UniteTheRight2
Whoa. This @DCPoliceDept officer was nearly mobbed by a group of counterprotesters at #UniteTheRight2. People were throwing things at him, shoving him and kicking his motorcycle. Looks like another cop was also in the mix, too.
DC police are trying to clear the area near Lafayette Square and say the white nationalists have left. Counterprotesters here are very angry and aren’t buying it. #UniteTheRight2
For the most part, counterprotesters have left the area but there are some scattered throughout the streets surrounding the White House. #UniteTheRight2
A fairly large crowd of counterprotesters are gathered near the White House. “Fuck you” this person keeps yelling at officers. Many are angry at officers here for protecting the white nationalists and keeping the crowds separated.
The crowd here is angry and it just feels tense. DC officers have created a barrier, boxing in the counterprotesters #UniteTheRight2
Counterprotesters are getting more rowdy because they’re boxed in and aren’t being let out. DC officers are feeling the blunt of this crowd’s frustrations.
This eased the mood slightly. Now the crowd is starting a #BlackLivesMatter chant #UniteTheRight2
Lingering counterprotesters are burning a Confederate bandana #UniteTheRight2
Alright, y’all. I’m heading back to the office. Today sure was something. Let’s hope for a better tomorrow. ❤️

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