The National Park Service has issued the official permits for Jason Kessler and the Unite The Right rally in Washington, DC, and the Answer Coalition's counter-protest that will take place this Sunday. The locations of each are Freedom Square for the counter-protest and in front of the White House in Lafayette Park for the Unite the Right. There are those who look at the counter-rally on Sunday and say that if you ignore these neo-Nazi, white supremacist, white nationalist racists, they will crawl back into the rodent holes they came out of and go away. Kessler and his crew call this a "white civil rights rally." What does that mean?
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