Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

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State Of Emergency Declared In Charlottesville For 'Unite the Right' Anniversary

"For the anniversary of that hard August weekend, which resulted in three lives lost, the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia are working closely with law enforcement and public safety agencies from around Virginia to plan for potential events to keep our city safe from violence", said Charlottesville Interim City Manager Mike Murphy.

Resources from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Health and Virginia National Guard will be present in Charlottesville over the weekend.

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After last year's event in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended up in violence that resulted in the death of one counter-protester, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington is working with restaurants to help them know how to respond legally to situations, reports The Washingtonian. A 20-year-old OH man, James Alex Fields, said to have harbored Nazi sympathies, was charged with murder, malicious wounding and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Two Virginia state troopers also died in the crash of their helicopter during the events. "We hope the anniversary of those events passes peacefully", said Northam. "We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12", read a statement.

A defined security area will be established around downtown that will include security checkpoints limiting access to pedestrians.

Instead, he and his organization plan to hold a rally with several hundred people at a park across form the White House.

The protest and counter protests are scheduled to take place in the early evening on Sunday.

John Peter Miska, 64, of Albemarle County, Va., was arrested for possessing prohibited items during the event. Handguns, however, will not be banned, because of state and federal gun rights law, officials said. Although Charlottesville is a three-hour drive from the nation's capital, city officials and opponents of any repeat rally in Charlottesville fear that some protesters may still show up in town or in parts of Northern Virginia.

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