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Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in DC

AP  |  Charlottesville 

A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of plans to mark against racial hatred.

But 185 kilometers away in Washington, the principal organizer of last year's "Unite the Right" event will hold a "white civil rights rally," and police are preparing for counterprotesters.

abandoned plans for a similar anniversary event in His permit application says he expects 100 to 400 people later today in Lafayette Park, near the

But some leading figures in the white nationalist movement have said they won't attend or encouraged supporters to stay away. And the events likely will be dwarfed by counterprotests, for which permits also have been issued.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 12:55 IST