State Of Emergency In Virginia And Charlottesville

(Charlottesville)- Virginia and the city of Charlottesville are bracing for the first anniversary of the Unite the Right rally by declaring states of emergencies. Several events are planned for Charlottesville and DC this weekend to mark the anniversary of last summer’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that left a counterprotester dead. Governor Ralph Northam says the emergency declaration helps provide maximum law enforcement resources for possible outbursts of violence, although he says he’s hoping for much more peaceful demonstrations. The official “Unite the Right 2” anniversary rally is scheduled to take place at Lafayette Park in DC.