Jason Kessler, the organizer of the Unite the Right rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., is suing the city for denying him a permit to hold an anniversary event in August, according to a report.
Kessler filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against Charlottesville and City Manager Maurice Jones that argues his First Amendment rights were violated when the city rejected his request to host a demonstration at Emancipation Park on Aug. 11-12 because it would “present a danger to public safety,” per the Charlottesville Daily Progress.
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The rally in 2017 was prompted by the city's decision to rename Lee and Jackson parks Emancipation and Justice parks, respectively, as well as remove statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E....