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    Police on motorcycles are pictured near a protest against the white nationalist-led Unite the Right rally held in front of the White House on the one-year anniversary of the white nationalist-led rally in Charlottesville, VA, in downtown Washington, U.S., August 12, 2018.

    Counterprotestors Far Outnumber White Supremacist March in Washington DC

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    A permitted rally in the US capitol on the one-year anniversary of a deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia, happened on Sunday, and Sputnik was on the ground to bring you live updates as the event unfolded.

    Neo-fascist members and supporters of the Unite the Right 2 march gathered close to the White House as counterprotestors in much larger numbers rallied hundreds of feet away.

    Local police, fearing a repeat of last year's deadly tragedy in Charlottesville, turned out in force, erecting barricades to separate the two groups.

    When it was all over and the rain began to fall, attendees and security forces drifted away and only sanitary workers stayed behind to clean up the mess.

     

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