US capital ramps up security ahead of white nationalist rally

‘Sunday is likely to be tense. It marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville demonstration in which white supremacists and other far-right groups, angry over efforts to remove statues of Confederate leaders, clashed violently with counterprotesters.

One woman was killed and 19 injured when a 20-year-old man drove a car into a group of the counterprotesters.

President Donald Trump, in a low point of his presidency, blamed “both sides” for the bloodshed, a reaction that triggered astonishment among many and was widely seen as escalating tensions.’