Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Noah Weiland and Andy Parsons New York Times August 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — A year after the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, a small group of white nationalists marched through downtown Washington on Sunday on their way to a rally in front of the White House.It was over almost as soon as it began.The white supremacists were met along their march route and at the rally site by thousands of counterdemonstrators denouncing racism and white supremacy. The white nationalists, who numbered about two dozen, stayed in Lafayette Square, a park just north of the White House, for a short time and left before 6 p.m. Advertisement They had been scheduled to hold a two-hour rally in the square beginning at 5:30. A spokesman for the National Park Service confirmed that the white nationalists had ended their event by that time. Get Ground Game in … [Read more...] about ‘Unite the Right’ rally: low attendance and an early exit by white nationalists in D.C.
Kellyanne Conway, the chief counselor to President Donald Trump, had difficulty on Sunday naming the top black aide working in the White House following the firing of former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman late last year.Newman was the most prominent, high-level black in the West Wing as Trump’s director of communications for the White House office of public liaison. She was reportedly fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly for abusing her position and had to be physically removed from the premises.Conway, asked on ABC’s “This Week” who would now rank as the highest-level black among personnel stationed in the West Wing, initially faulted host John Karl for not focusing on Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. “The president works with the secretary every day,” she said.RELATED: How Kellyanne Conway makes and spends her $39 million fortune 16 PHOTOS How Kellyanne Conway makes and … [Read more...] about Kellyanne Conway has trouble naming a top black White House aide
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByNoah Weiland and Andy Parsons Aug. 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — A year after the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Va., white nationalists planned to gather in front of the White House on Sunday evening to mark the anniversary of their deadly rally, with thousands of counterprotesters poised to oppose their message. While the city braced for the possibility of violence, the usual Sunday morning calm prevailed in downtown Washington. Groups of about a half-dozen police officers in neon yellow vests were stationed at street corners, and police signs posted on lampposts declared that the possession of firearms was prohibited for the day. At Lafayette Square in front of the White House, where the white nationalists and counterdemonstrators planned to rally, a maze of barricades had been erected … [Read more...] about At ‘Unite the Right’ Rally, White Nationalists to Gather in Front of White House
POLITICS 08/11/2018 02:37 pm ET Updated 11 minutes ago In the year since the "Unite the Right" rally, the city has grappled with the fact that the problem wasn’t outsiders. By Andy Campbell CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― On Aug. 12 of last year, after the murder of Heather Heyer, word went around the city that an evening vigil would be held in McGuffey Park, which throughout the day had served as a staging area for counterprotesters. As the “Unite the Right” rally unfolded nearby and then dispersed through the city, McGuffey Park “felt like a resistance camp at the end of the world,” in the words of two University of Virginia law school students. Local clergy and volunteers assisted the counterprotesters of various stripes as they grouped and regrouped in the morning and into the afternoon. And in the hours after Heyer was killed by a neo-Nazi driving a car into counterprotesters, it was a place of respite. Around 5:30 that afternoon, … [Read more...] about Charlottesville Anniversary: White Supremacy Didn’t Invade. It Was Always Here.
Ian Shapira, The Washington Post Published 9:45 am PDT, Saturday, August 11, 2018 Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Evelyn Hockstein Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Protestors shout at Jason Kessler, right, during a news conference outside of city hall in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 13, 2017. Protestors shout at Jason Kessler, right, during a news conference outside of city hall in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 13, 2017. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Evelyn Hockstein Inside Jason Kessler's rise in white nationalist movement 1 / 1 Back to Gallery CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Jason Kessler needed a friendly media outlet to vent and portray himself as a victim. So he dialed Stormfront Action, a white-nationalist online radio show. He wanted to promote Sunday's "Unite the Right 2" rally across … [Read more...] about Inside Jason Kessler’s rise in white nationalist movement