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Archivist Report on Aug. 11 and 12, 2017

This report is the first of many as The Cavalier Daily embarks on its archival project

<p>This report is the first of many as The Cavalier Daily embarks on its archival project.</p>

This report is the first of many as The Cavalier Daily embarks on its archival project.

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I. Introduction

Five years ago, on Aug. 11, and Aug. 12, 2017, the world recoiled as white supremacists descended on the streets of Charlottesville.  Armed with lit torches and semi-automatic weapons, spewing venomous words and giving Nazi salutes, there was no misconstruing the objective of these protestors as they resisted the removal of a Confederate monument.  Clashes with counter-protestors and the police ensued, tragically leading to multiple injuries and the death of Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer.

This fateful weekend was neither the beginning nor the end of the narrative. These events did not exist within a vacuum — the preceding debates were nothing short of contentious, and the fallout continues to be far-reaching. The Cavalier Daily was present to document each development as it took place. 

Below, you will find a complete dossier of all of The Cavalier Daily’s coverage of the “Unite the Right” rally. From the first call for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue to the convictions of the perpetrators, every article published in our paper that relates to the rally and its consequences has been compiled here in chronological order.  Let this report serve as a resource to you, and trust that we aim to offer an accurate portrayal of events, highlighting numerous perspectives.

Take a moment to read through the witness accounts, the opinion pieces, the reactions, and the emotions. Today, on the fifth anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally, let us pause to reflect and learn from this painful chapter in our history — a chapter that has yet to truly conclude. The University and the City of Charlottesville were thrust onto the world stage as a result of the violence that took place here, and the community will be forever altered by its darkness. Yet, there is light to be found in these records. There is bravery in the face of hatred. There is resilience and there is progress. We must not forget these hard-fought truths.

This report is the first of many as The Cavalier Daily embarks on its archival project. As archivist, it is my intention to ensure everyone — students, alumni, faculty and community   members — has access to the paper’s coverage of these critical events in our history. With this goal in mind, I am currently working with U.Va. Library to digitize our archives. It is our hope that, in the next few years, every issue of The Cavalier Daily will be available online for all to see. 

Until then, I am at your disposal for any inquiries you may have. If you would like assistance in the research of a particular topic covered by the paper, or if you have a suggestion for the subject of a future Archivist Report, please email me at archivist@cavalierdaily.com. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon.

II. Coverage

The statue disputes

  • Mar. 23, 2016: Robert E. Lee statue comes under fire (article)
  • Mar. 24, 2016: Take Robert E. Lee off his pedestal (article)
  • Apr. 19, 2016: Lee Park statue may garner City Council commission (article)
  • May 5, 2016: City Council establishes blue ribbon commission to review Lee Park statue (article)
  • Sep. 23, 2016: Blue Ribbon Commission updates City Council on progress (article)
  • Nov. 11, 2016: Blue Ribbon Commission shares recommendations with community (article)
  • Nov. 28, 2016: Blue Ribbon Commission continues debate on Civil War monuments (article)
  • Dec. 27, 2016: Final report on Confederate memorials presented to City Council (article
  • Jan. 19, 2017: City Council vote to remove confederate statues ends in stalemate (article)
  • Jan. 30, 2017: Charlottesville City councilor to cast tie-breaking vote to remove Robert E. Lee statue (article)
  • Feb. 7, 2017: City Council votes to remove the Robert E. Lee statue (article)

The days and months leading up to the rally

  • Feb. 13, 2017: City Council anticipates opposition over Lee statue removal (article)
  • Feb. 22, 2017: Republican gubernatorial candidate holds rally in support of Lee statue (article)
  • Mar. 2, 2017: ASCH: Why a controversial historical fixture remains relevant (article)
  • Mar. 21, 2017: Lawsuit challenges removal of Robert E. Lee statue (article)
  • Mar. 23, 2017: Lee statue should not be removed (article)
  • Mar. 29, 2017: WEISS: Lee statue should be removed (article)
  • Apr. 18, 2017: City Council passes resolution to sell Robert E. Lee statue (article)
  • Apr. 20, 2017: An unwarranted review of the Civil War (article)

Protests and counter-protests

  • May 15, 2017: City, U.Va. leaders condemn white supremacist torchlit rally (article)
  • May 16, 2017: Three arrested at counter-rally held in Lee Park (article)
  • May 17, 2017: Garrett, several gubernatorial candidates denounce white supremacist rally (article)
  • May 17, 2017: City Councilors respond to Lee statue protest (article)
  • May 22, 2017: ASCH: Removing Lee statue doesn’t solve anything (article)
  • Jul. 6, 2017: Charlottesville activists, religious leaders to counter KKK rally with community events Saturday (article)
  • Jul. 8, 2017: Unity Cville hosts events promoting inclusion, diversity (article)
  • Jul. 8, 2017: KKK rally held in Justice Park faces protesters (article)
  • Jul. 13, 2017: Community members respond to KKK rally and police activity (article)
  • Jul. 14, 2017: WEISS: Continue to stand united in the face of prejudice (article)
  • Jul. 18, 2017: Curry Prof. Walt Heinecke submits applications for Aug. 12 counter-rallies (article)
  • Jul. 18, 2017: Charlottesville residents voice concerns over KKK and future rallies (article)
  • Jul. 20, 2017: NOVAK: Why the ‘alt-right’ rally should occur (article)
  • Jul. 25, 2017: Another right-wing group plans event for Aug. 12 (article)
  • Aug. 9, 2017: Civil liberties groups prepare to file lawsuit over city’s decision to move 'Unite the Right' rally (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2017: Road closures, heavy police presence planned for Saturday rally (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2017: Kessler sues city over decision to move ‘Unite the Right’ rally (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2017: ‘Unite The Right’ rally to be held in Emancipation Park following court ruling (article)

“Unite the Right” rally coverage 

  • Aug. 12, 2017: Torch-wielding white nationalists march at U.Va. (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2017: One dead, 19 injured after car plows into crowd of counter-protesters following ‘Unite the Right’ rally (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2017: ‘Unite The Right’ rally, protests in downtown Charlottesville turns deadly (article)

The aftermath — shock and grief

  • Aug. 12, 2017: McAuliffe condemns white supremacists, violence in Charlottesville (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2017: KALAFIAN: Going back to school in a hurting city (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2017: U.Va. Black Alumni: An open letter to the Class of 2021 (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2017: BRODY-BOYD: Responding to hate and violence on our doorstep (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2017: Protesters chase Kessler away from press conference (article)
  • Aug. 14, 2017: Hundreds gather to honor car attack victim Heather Heyer (article)
  • Aug. 14, 2017: NOVAK: I was wrong about the ‘alt-right’ (article)
  • Aug. 15, 2017: U.Va. Alumni: U.Va. students — we are with you (article)
  • Aug. 15, 2017: Sisters injured in car attack file $3 million suit against Fields, Kessler, white nationalists (article)
  • Aug. 15, 2017: BLACK & SOARES: Counter-protests gave white supremacists a platform (article)
  • Aug. 16, 2017: Sullivan says there were ‘contradictory and misleading details’ about white nationalist torchlit march (article)
  • Aug. 17, 2017: Thousands denounce recent violence with candlelit march at U.Va. (article)
  • Aug. 21, 2017: After crude tweet about Heather Heyer, Jason Kessler deletes Twitter account (article)
  • Aug. 21, 2017: Convocation speakers denounce recent violence, while students question U.Va.’s response to torchlit march (article)
  • Aug. 22, 2017: WEISS: Grinding slowly toward a better America (article)
  • Aug. 22, 2017: LICHTENSTEIN: A call to action for U.Va. (article)
  • Aug. 22, 2017: PILNIK: U.Va. must stand tall against the reality of racism (article)
  • Aug. 22, 2017: After violence in Charlottesville, student groups weigh in on next steps (article)
  • Aug. 22, 2017: Second-year student Natalie Romero injured in Aug. 12 car attack (article)
  • Aug. 22, 2017: ‘March to Reclaim Our Grounds’ draws hundreds (article)
  • Aug. 23, 2017: ESPN pulls announcer Robert Lee from football broadcast (article)
  • Aug. 23, 2017: Man attempts to cut black shroud from Lee statue (article)
  • Aug. 23, 2017: ASCH: Remove all Confederate statues (article)

Frustrations with U.Va. and city response

  • Aug. 23, 2017: Charlottesville residents shut down City Council meeting, voice frustrations over local response to ‘Unite the Right’ rally (article)
  • Aug. 23, 2017: Gubernatorial candidates denounce ‘Unite the Right’ rally (article)
  • Aug. 24, 2017: Kessler withdraws from lawsuit against Charlottesville (article)
  • Aug. 24, 2017: White nationalist Christopher Cantwell turns himself in after UPD obtains arrest warrants (article)
  • Aug. 24, 2017: Cantwell to remain in custody at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (article)
  • Aug. 27, 2017: Portugal. the Man delivers enthusiastic, surprisingly moving performance (article)
  • Aug. 27, 2017: Leaked City Council memo reveals concerns with management of white nationalist Aug. 12 rally (article)
  • Aug. 27, 2017: Charlottesville residents condemn community leaders’ response to rally at town hall (article)
  • Aug. 27, 2017: Lee Statue covering removed over the weekend (article)
  • Aug. 29, 2017: March from Charlottesville to D.C. aims to confront white supremacy (article)
  • Aug. 29, 2017: Deandre Harris assault case progresses (article)
  • Aug. 29, 2017: Man arrested after video shows man firing a gun ‘Unite the Right’ rally (article)
  • Aug. 29, 2017: MINK: The role of identity politics in the ‘Unite the Right’ Rally (article)
  • Aug. 29, 2017: MULVIHILL: ESPN’s misassociation is a problem (article)
  • Aug. 30, 2017: Student Council endorses Black Student Alliance demands after heated session (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Ready to respond to crisis (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: WONG: Congress’ failure to condemn white supremacy (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: McAuliffe signs two executive orders in response to Charlottesville violence (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: BROOKS: The African-American experience in context (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: City Council needs to grow up (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Nazi, Communist speakers found a platform at U.Va. in 1963 (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer apologizes for actions, says he overstepped his role (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: U.Va. hires security firm for $250,000, considers ways to improve safety following white nationalist torchlit march (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: An in-depth look at the BSA demands (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Full transcript of interview with Teresa Sullivan, Risa Goluboff on U.Va.'s response to 'Unite the Right' (article)
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Cantwell denied bond after Commonwealth appeals original decision (article)
  • Sep. 1, 2017: U.Va. Students United hosts panel of activists for ‘Disorientation’ (article)
  • Sep. 3, 2017: Charlottesville Circuit Court considers extending injunction on Lee statue removal (article)
  • Sep. 6, 2017: Dave Matthews Band to host free 'Concert for Charlottesville’ (article)
  • Sep. 7, 2017: Hacking ‘Unite the Right’ social media (article)
  • Sep. 7, 2017: City Council unanimously passes resolution to remove Jackson statue from Justice Park (article)
  • Sep. 7, 2017: LAWSON: Civic engagement in action (article)
  • Sep. 7, 2017: HERRING: The incomplete narrative of the Lee statue (article)
  • Sep. 7, 2017: Sullivan meets with Faculty Senate to discuss U.Va.’s response to Aug. 11 and 12 (article)
  • Sep. 10, 2017: U.Va. Students United overreacted (article)
  • Sep. 11, 2017: ‘Cops and robbers’ party held by ‘the Hall’ fraternity faces criticism (article)
  • Sep. 11, 2017: Two men charged with assaulting Jason Kessler (article)
  • Sep. 13, 2017: Excerpts from The Cavalier Daily’s interview with U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan on BOV meeting, BSA demands and DACA (article)
  • Sep. 13, 2017: Cavalier Daily poll shows students differ in opinions regarding BSA demands (article)
  • Sep. 14, 2017: One month after events of Aug. 11 and 12, U.Va. community members reflect on their personal experiences (article)
  • Sep. 15, 2017: Board of Visitors votes to remove Confederate plaques from Rotunda (article)
  • Sep. 16, 2017: BSA President Wes Gobar addresses Board of Visitors during student comment period (article)
  • Sep. 17, 2017: U.Va. removes Confederate plaques from Rotunda (article)
  • Sep. 19, 2017: Charlottesville residents question review of City’s management of white supremacist events (article)
  • Sep. 20, 2017: One month later, Lawn residents reflect on move-in night (article)
  • Sep. 21, 2017: Continued removal of Confederate statue shrouds has cost Charlottesville nearly $5,000 (article)
  • Sep. 21, 2017: Aug. 12 programming on race and inequity rescheduled for Saturday (article)
  • Sep. 21, 2017: Concert for Charlottesville — too big to fail? (article)
  • Sep. 21, 2017: Additional 3,000 tickets to be allotted for ‘A Concert for Charlottesville’ (article)
  • Sep. 24, 2017: U.Va. holds ‘Dialogues on Race and Inequity’ discussion series (article)
  • Sep. 25, 2017: Concert for Charlottesville exceeds expectations (article)
  • Sep. 25, 2017: Unity doesn’t end with the concert (article)
  • Sep. 26, 2017: FERGUSON: Removing the Confederate plaques was a mistake (article)
  • Sep. 27, 2017: University Programs Council donates $150,000 to 'A Concert for Charlottesville’ (article)
  • Sep. 28, 2017: KUKOSKI: Students were overlooked in the planning of ‘A Concert for Charlottesville’ (article)
  • Sep. 28, 2017: Charlottesville activist group ‘Solidarity Cville’ denounces Concert for Charlottesville (article)

Taking action and seeking justice

  • Sep. 29, 2017: City Council to consider memorializing Heather Heyer with honorary street name (article)
  • Sep. 29, 2017: City Council candidates discuss events of Aug. 12, race relations at community forum (article)
  • Oct. 3, 2017: Attorney leading review of city response to Aug. 12 responds to citizen concerns (article)
  • Oct. 4, 2017: CHATTLETON: The reverberating lawn (article)
  • Oct. 5, 2017: Bicentennial Scholarship established in honor of Heather Heyer (article)
  • Oct. 7, 2017: White nationalists gather for another torchlit rally at Lee statue (article)
  • Oct. 9, 2017: Students, community members respond to white nationalist rally with protest at Carr’s Hill (article)
  • Oct. 10, 2017: Students weigh in on whether U.Va. should have issued alerts after recent white nationalist rally (article)
  • Oct. 12, 2017: PATTERSON: We can write a new page in the U.Va. history book (article)
  • Oct. 13, 2017: DeAndre Harris turns himself after warrant issued for his arrest (article)
  • Oct. 15, 2017: City joins lawsuit filed against ‘Unite the Right’ rally organizers, militia groups (article)
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Speakers at City Council meeting express continued frustration (article)
  • Oct. 19, 2017: Implicit Bias module now required of all first-year students (article)
  • Oct. 19, 2017: Together We Run confronts hatred with love and running (article)
  • Oct. 23, 2017: New York Times columnist discusses division in America during forum held at U.Va. (article)
  • Oct. 26, 2017: Charlottesville Police seeking 10 suspects in Aug. 12 assault (article)
  • Oct. 29, 2017: Report to state task force claims Charlottesville did not follow state recommendations for Aug. 12 (article)
  • Nov. 2, 2017: Robert E. Lee statue remains focal point of debate over Confederate symbols (article)
  • Nov. 6, 2017: Group forms to recall all members of Charlottesville City Council (article)
  • Nov. 25, 2017: City Council considers creation of an independent police citizen’s review board (article)
  • Nov. 30, 2017: Jason Kessler applies for permit to hold 2018 ‘Unite The Right’ anniversary rally (article)
  • Dec. 1, 2017: Thousands gather to ‘Be the Light’ for 17th annual Lighting of the Lawn (article)
  • Dec. 4, 2017: Report criticizes law enforcement response to Aug. 11 and 12 (article)
  • Dec. 7, 2017: Heaphy report criticizes ‘woefully inadequate’ response from U.Va. Police on Aug. 11 (article)
  • Dec. 7, 2017: Heaphy presents report on handling of white supremacist events to City Council (article)
  • Dec. 11, 2017: White nationalist Christopher Cantwell released from jail on bond (article)
  • Dec. 11, 2017: City denies Jason Kessler’s permit for ‘Unite the Right’ anniversary rally (article)
  • Dec. 13, 2017: Prosecutors file motion to downgrade charges for man beaten during Aug. 12 rally (article)
  • Dec. 18, 2017: City Police Chief Al Thomas retires amid criticism of response to 'Unite the Right' rally (article)
  • Dec. 20, 2017: City Council discusses revisions to permitting process for demonstrations, events (article)
  • Dec. 20, 2017: City dedicates part of Fourth Street as Heather Heyer Way (article)
  • Dec. 27, 2017: Charlottesville city manager appoints interim police chief (article)
  • Jan. 3, 2018: City Council to seek more public input on event-permitting regulations (article)
  • Jan. 17, 2018: Va. House Democrats introduce bills to ease process of monument removal and recontextualization (article)
  • Jan. 17, 2018: U.Va. reacts to August tragedies (article)
  • Jan. 17, 2018: City Council receives community feedback on increasing engagement, participation (article)
  • Jan. 24, 2018: U.Va. historic landscape committee to hold public input session (article)
  • Jan. 24, 2018: Joy Reid delivers MLK Celebration keynote address on race relations, activism in modern America (article)
  • Jan. 25, 2018: FERGUSON: Make Charlottesville Great Again (article)
  • Jan. 25, 2018: City Council to consider renaming Emancipation Park (article)
  • Jan. 31, 2018: Toscano introduces two bills empowering localities to restrict firearms in public spaces (article)
  • Feb. 1, 2018: Regulate paramilitary activity in Virginia (article)
  • Feb. 1, 2018: Reports of bias-related incidents decrease over past two semesters (article)
  • Feb. 7, 2018: City Circuit Court postpones Confederate statues tarps decision (article)
  • Feb. 8, 2018: Statue tarps fail to address real issue (article)
  • Feb. 8, 2018: U.Va. students propose new Emancipation Park designs (article)
  • Feb. 9, 2018: White nationalist Richard Spencer cannot find lawyer to represent him in Charlottesville lawsuit (article)
  • Feb. 15, 2018: U.Va. considering new speech regulations for individuals unaffiliated with the University (article)
  • Feb. 19, 2018: Excerpts from interviews with the Student Council presidential candidates (article)
  • Feb. 21, 2018: Excerpts from The Cavalier Daily’s interview with U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan on speech regulations, enhanced security measures and responses to Aug. 11 and 12 (article)
  • Feb. 22, 2018: FERGUSON: Preserve free speech at all costs (article)
  • Feb. 22, 2018: City Council adopts ordinance to revise procedures for permitting of events, demonstrations (article)
  • Feb. 24, 2018: University Democrats hold discussion on U.Va.’s proposed outside speakers policy (article)
  • Feb. 27, 2018: Panel considers future of Charlottesville’s governance (article)
  • Mar. 1, 2018: Student Council discusses proposed policy regulations on outside speakers (article)
  • Mar. 1, 2018: Charlottesville removes shrouds on Lee, Jackson statues (article)
  • Mar. 1, 2018: Michelle Alexander speaks at U.Va. about evolution of racism (article)
  • Mar. 1, 2018: Students, community members react to proposed policy regulating outside speakers on Grounds (article)
  • Mar. 1, 2018: Conservative groups host political commentator Kate Obenshain for talk at U.Va. (article)
  • Mar. 7, 2018: City Council approves downtown marketing grant, hears budget report (article)
  • Mar. 8, 2018: Kessler sues Charlottesville over denial of permit for Unite the Right anniversary rally (article)
  • Mar. 13, 2018: TAYLOR: Support student activism (article)
  • Mar. 14, 2018: Curry School professor delivers talk on improving community-police relations (article)
  • Mar. 21, 2018: Perjury charge dismissed against Kessler (article)
  • Mar. 26, 2018: Ibram X. Kendi delivers keynote on how racism’s history affects the present (article)
  • Mar. 28, 2018: Neo-Confederate organization banned from coming in armed groups to Charlottesville (article)
  • Mar. 29, 2018: Re-renaming the parks: Addressing Charlottesville’s history (article)
  • Mar. 29, 2018: Panel at U.Va. talks free speech and the First Amendment (article)
  • Apr. 3, 2018: City Councilor Wes Bellamy talks Aug. 11 and 12, local politics with Jefferson Society (article)
  • Apr. 4, 2018: Commonwealth’s Attorney files motion to continue Kessler prosecution (article)
  • Apr. 5, 2018: Katie Couric visits Charlottesville for advanced screenings of new documentary series (article)
  • Apr. 9, 2018: FAHLBERG: UPD must end social media surveillance (article)
  • Apr. 9, 2018: Northam addresses Virginia Young Democrats Convention at U.Va. (article)
  • Apr. 9, 2018: Virginia Young Democrats close out convention with social justice panel (article)
  • Apr. 10, 2018: Civil suit filed against Kessler for defamation, other charges (article)
  • Apr. 11, 2018: U.Va. appoints Gloria Graham as associate vice president for safety and security (article)
  • Apr. 11, 2018: Our role in the University’s history (article)
  • Apr. 12, 2018: CHELLMAN: Focus on the anniversary that matters (article)
  • Apr. 19, 2018: U-Guides’ tours vary while addressing Unite the Right, slavery (article)
  • Apr. 19, 2018: Tracing the evolution of the Downtown Mall (article)
  • Apr. 19, 2018: Unite the Right organizer met by protesters at Law School library (article)
  • Apr. 23, 2018: Analysis: Outsiders hijacked Charlottesville’s initial park renaming survey (article)
  • Apr. 25, 2018: TAYLOR: Make the new park names count (article)
  • Apr. 26, 2018: Art of Protest exhibit is timeless, topical (article)
  • Apr. 26, 2018: Law students and professor seeking no-trespassing order, criminal charge for Kessler and other white nationalists (article)
  • Apr. 27, 2018: U.Va. bans Jason Kessler from Grounds, other facilities (article)
  • Apr. 30, 2018: Students assemble at Rotunda to demand white nationalists be banned from Grounds (article)
  • May 9, 2018: U.Va. Police Chief Michael Gibson to retire this summer (article)
  • May 17, 2018: Choosing resilience over defeat (article)
  • May 19, 2018: Graduating U.Va. Students United members call on University to ban identified white supremacists from Aug. 11, among other demands (article)
  • May 25, 2018: City Council formally confirms RaShall Brackney as police chief (article)
  • May 25, 2018: City Council holds final public hearing on the creation of a police civilian review board (article)
  • May 25, 2018: Charlottesville will not renew City Manager Maurice Jones’ contract in December (article)
  • Jun. 8, 2018: Charlottesville City Councilors discuss possibility of transitioning to a strong-mayor form of government (article)
  • Jun. 11, 2018: Activists arrested, released after Friday night protest (article)
  • Jun. 26, 2018: City Councilors, community members respond to arrest of individuals protesting Corey Long conviction (article)
  • Jun. 27, 2018: James Fields indicted for federal hate crimes in Aug. 12 car attack (article)

First anniversary

  • Jun. 29, 2018: Kessler asks court to allow Unite the Right anniversary rally to proceed (article)
  • Jun. 30, 2018: City attorneys asks court to examine Kessler’s response to document requests (article)
  • Jul. 1, 2018: Gloria Graham preparing for possible Unite the Right anniversary events, finalizing search for new police chief (article)
  • Jul. 5, 2018: James Fields pleads not guilty to hate crime charges (article)
  • Jul. 12, 2018: Kessler ordered not to bring armed groups to Charlottesville in consent decree (article)
  • Jul. 16, 2018: Local officials talk preparedness for potential August demonstrations (article)
  • Jul. 17, 2018: City again renames downtown parks (article)
  • Jul. 20, 2018: City Council hears updates for potential August demonstrations from local officials (article
  • Jul. 24, 2018: Kessler withdraws request for anniversary rally permit (article)
  • Aug. 3, 2018: Kessler drops ‘Unite the Right 2’ suit against City (article)
  • Aug. 9, 2018: Gov. Ralph Northam declares state of emergency ahead of Unite the Right anniversary weekend (article)
  • Aug. 10, 2018: Community members criticize regional preparations for Unite the Right anniversary (article)
  • Aug. 10, 2018: The nation’s capital gears up for ‘Unite the Right 2’ on one-year anniversary of Charlottesville rally (article)
  • Aug. 10, 2018: U.Va. imposes greater security measures ahead of student-led demonstration (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2018: Organizers of anti-racism groups call for eliminating platforms for white supremacists (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2018: Required bag checks at Downtown Mall met with mixed response from community members (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2018: UPDATE: Three men arrested downtown amid heightened security restrictions, law enforcement presence (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2018: Anti-fascist activists pay tribute to Heather Heyer, march on Downtown Mall (article)
  • Aug. 11, 2018: U.Va. Students United rally draws hundreds, moves across Grounds (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: Police get involved as protest moves from U.Va. toward downtown Charlottesville (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: Anti-racist activists gather at Washington Park, call for continued action and solidarity against white supremacy (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: 'People around the world need to know that in Charlottesville, racism happened': Rev. Al Sharpton delivers sermon on one-year anniversary of Unite the Right rally (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: Heather Heyer’s mother visits memorial on one-year anniversary of daughter’s death (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: Downtown Mall reopened following confrontations between protesters and police (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: Thousands of counterprotesters vastly outnumber white supremacists at D.C. anniversary rally (article)
  • Aug. 12, 2018: 'C’ville Sing Out' invites community to heal through song (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2018: Speakers at NAACP forum reflect on Charlottesville’s racial injustices (article)
  • Aug. 13, 2018: Despite criticisms of heavy police presence in Charlottesville, officials say the public safety response to Unite the Right anniversary was a success (article)
  • Aug. 17, 2018: Community members question law enforcement response to U.Va. Students United rally (article)
  • Aug. 17, 2018: Police response to Unite the Right anniversary faces scrutiny at City Council listening session (article)
  • Sep. 5, 2018: Despite efforts from the Deans Working Group, some students remain skeptical of University administration (article)
  • Sep. 5, 2018: An in-depth look at U.Va. Students United’s demands (article)
  • Sep. 5, 2018: SMITH: A year after the original Unite the Right, the University missteps again (article)
  • Sep. 5, 2018: Man who punched Jason Kessler will pay $1, jury rules (article)
  • Sep. 13, 2018: FAHLBERG: Fear is the driving force of the white nationalism movement (article)
  • Sep. 21, 2018: Virginia State Police spent $3.1 million on Aug. 11-12 anniversary demonstrations (article)
  • Sep. 24, 2018: Federal prosecutor retires from Justice Department, leaves Fields case (article)
  • Sep. 26, 2018: U.Va. spent $422K on Unite the Right anniversary (article)
  • Sep. 27, 2018: City of Charlottesville spent $921K on Unite the Right anniversary (article)

Legal battles and the fate of the statues

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