When Jason Kessler, the organizer for the Unite the Right rally, applied for a DC rally permit, he said he expected 100 to 400 people to participate. However, his prediction didn’t go as planned.
Videos of the rally show the white supremacists were largely outnumbered by counter-protests that were happening the same day. The numbers were so small that even police had outnumbered participants of the Unite the Right rally.
The reason for such a small turn out could have been because they couldn’t find a way to get there. Uber and Lyft have made it clear that their drivers could refuse service to anyone who participated in the rally.
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However, Kessler is saying the reason for such a small turn out was because of “alt-right infighting.” He also added that some of the white supremacist leaders were telling their followers to not attend the event.
aside from logistic fuck ups, Kessler says his rally got messed up because of alt-right infighting and white supremacist leaders telling their followers not to attend his event. he specifically calls out "neo-Nazi tough guys" who are "in their mama's basement right now"
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) August 12, 2018
Below are some videos and pictures that show the difference:
What #UnitetheRight2? Looks like Nazis were shutdown b4 the shutdown! Only handful of Nazis & at least 10 cops per Nazi protecting them (because of course) Congrats to #AllOutDC #ShutitDownDC pic.twitter.com/BT2vizAF12
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) August 12, 2018
— Daz (@DazTheTig) August 12, 2018
In case anyone was confused, this is the COUNTER protestor crowd. The “Unite The Right” MAGAts crowd could have fit on a school bus
— Memphis Resistance (@K7NG_Official) August 12, 2018
— Michael Brice-Saddler (@TheArtist_MBS) August 12, 2018
The “Unite the Right” marchers have arrived at Lafayette Square. There appear to be roughly two dozen of them. The hundreds-strong crowd of counter demonstrators booed loudly as Jason Kessler, holding an American flag, led the group around. pic.twitter.com/ZEdIOU2dXm
— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) August 12, 2018
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