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Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally

UNI India-English 2018-08-10 19:01:32
New York, Aug 10 (UNI) The US National Park Service (NPS) has granted officials permits for a white nationalist rally and counter-protests in Washington DC on 12 August, according to a BBC News report on Friday.

Jason Kessler, who organised last year's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, received approval for the event in June.

But NPS waited to issue the permit before finalising a security plan.

The "Unite the Right 2" rally will be held near the White House and about 400 people are expected to attend.

"Permits were issued this morning for Jason Kessler and ANSWER Coalition and will be posted on the National Park Service Freedom of Information Act website as soon as the [Freedom of Information Act] officer has reviewed them and applied any necessary redactions," said Mike Litterst, the chief of communications for the NPS, in a statement on Thursday.