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Counter-protesters outnumber white nationalists in Washington


Various groups of counter-protesters streamed into the streets of Washington DC near the White House with one common message: White nationalists are not welcome in the US capital.

Around 20 demonstrators headed to a white nationalist rally walked through the heart of Washington on Sunday, cordoned by rows of police officers and outnumbered by hundreds of counter-protesters who taunted them.

Protesters, many of whom dressed in all-black and with covered faces, chanted anti-Nazi slogans and waved signs as they marched towards Lafayette Square to protest the rally.

The “Unite the Right 2” event organized to coincide with the anniversary of last year’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, took place in Lafayette Square, across from the White House and ended early due to rain.

There was an enormous police presence to keep both sides apart and avoid the street brawls that broke out last year in downtown Charlottesville.

(Source: Reuters)

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