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hbcus, it is going to be difficult to get anything done. >> and tara and paris, you can go back and forth all day, i am sure, and thank you for rolling with the puncheses and the breaking news coverage and ap appreciate your perspectives and thank you for being here. >> this is cnn breaking news. hello and thank you for joining me. i am ryan nobles in for fredricka whitfield. we start today with breaking news. this is the scene right now in washington, d.c. one year after the violence in charlottesville. we are watching competing rallies. one right by the white house, the anti-hate groups are drastically outnumbering the white supremacists, and people are gathering also in charlottesville where there is a heavy police presence and they have blocked off the streets there where heather heyer was killed in last year's violence. we are watching all of the protests today. brian todd is fwol lowing the anti-racist groups, and sara sidner following the protests in
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washington, d.c., and kelly har tongue wi tongue is with the protesters in charlottesville. and brian, what is the scene like there? >> ryan, we have been saying all day this is the crucial moment when the anti-racists protesters got to lafayette square part and how close to get to the white supremacist protesters and we can show you right now, a because the bulk of the anti-racist protesters are here, and you can get a perspective and our photo journalist harlan schmidt is going to give you that perspective. and harlan, point here across lafayette square a park and you can see the people beyond the police lines across there and under the trees, the handful of opeople, those are the white supremist protesters and maybe this is the best perspective that you will get as to just a crucial security question here. how close were they going to let the protesters where we are get
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to those people? i would estimate it is about 100 yards away or maybe less. you tell that the police are not ta taking any chances here. this is what they have been preparing for. they really wanted to keep a distance between the two groups, and they are doing it, so far that has resulted in a pretty positive situation, i would say. you have a lot of the spirited chanting here. just a lot of speeches. a lot of very passionate voices being heard here, and look, here is another barrier over here where we can show you a fence between us and this little median and another fence there, and so several layers of the fencing, of police officers and vehicles and other things, ryan. they are just getting ready for these people to speak in an hour and a half. these people are going to be doing their darnest to drown out those voice, and we will see if that happens, and the police are obvio obviously surrounding us to keep a very, very close eye on everything. >> all right. brian todd, outside of the white house in lafayette square park with the anti-racism protesters
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and now over the sarah ra sidener who is on the other side of olaf yet square. and sarah, brian said that the protesters on his side would do everything they could to drown tout protesters on your side which is not a tall order, because the group there is not that imposing from this perspective. >> i am sorry i am laughing, but it is a little bit laughable when you are looking at the numbers on this side, and the huge numbers of police here, and one of the reasons that they are here is because of what happened in charlottesville, and the deadly car ramming, but there is more media here to be perfectly honestly with you on the side of the unite the right marchers than there are actual people marching for unite the right. they have come in, and they are very far away from the other side. and you know, they are all wearing sort of the cameras to record things. this person has a flag up to his face. can you tell me why you are holding the flag that way? why are you not showing your
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face? if you are coming here with the ideals, why are you not able to show your face? >> because we will be harassed. >> because what? >> we are being harassed. >> reporter: can you tell me why you are here? >> we don't want to talk. >> reporter: why not? >> because we don't want to. >> reporter: what is the march about. >> there are media people that you can talk to. >> reporter: media people, but you are marches here, and ostensibly here to show people that you have a stance, and why not talk to us? so obviously some of the marchers are not wanting to talk. jason kessler who organized this event and the one in charlottesville is standing on the stage. they have told people i think not to speak to the media. they have told people not to be violent. that is not what happened obviously in charlottesville, but you are seeing him talking to a crowd. honestly, he is talking to people who will already believe
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ing what he believes. there is no one over here other than the media that is really listening to him shgs ba, becauu will walk with me for a moment, you will will see that, let's go around, kind of here, and you will see where the majority of the people are, and just to give you an idea of the distance between the two groups, it is quite vast. you will see the police are in positions here, but that is the crowd that is standing against unite the right. it is huge in comparison. and we are talking about a handful or so on one side of people, and hundreds of people on the other and they are managing to drown out jason kessler who is talking now. ryan. >> thank you, sara sidner, we appreciate that. and now the charlottesville where the mother of the woman who was killed in the racial violence last year just spoke to our kaylee hartung, and tell us about that interview, and what did heather heyer's mother have
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to tell you? >> well, the narrative is with all of the negative energy focused in washington, d.c., the weekend in charlottesville would be about healing, and healing for susan bro, heather heyer's mother and so many others who witness and they were in the mid of the violence in the street. coming into the weekend though, the police chief saying that no violence would be tolerated here. so we have seen a strong law enfor enforcement presence and that presence is met by anger and frustration for many people in the city, because many people here feel that law enforcement failed them to a year ago, and despite that anger and some of the outbursts that we have seen ov over to the course of this weekend, there was a moment of solemnity for everyone when heal heather heyer's mother visited this intersection behind me and you can see the markings on the brick wall which has remained in memorial to his daughter here. and when she came to the site, there was respect from all who were there and then shortly thereafter a scuffle began in the streets behind me, a
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confrontation of the people here, and members of the community and the large scale police force who is here. these people started chanting heather heyer's name, and i asked susan bro about her reaction to that. >> reporter: the group who was confronting police used heather's name. they chanted her name. >> yeah, i was not real appreciative of that, but it is what it is. >> reporter: what is your message to people who do that? >> i don't know that i have one. heather's sort of public propertyt in a way. they weren't defaming her. they weren't using her name to support violence. but i am glad that it calmed
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down. >> reporter: the situation in the streets calmed down, because of compromise, conversations actu actually began between some of the people who in one moment were shouting with police. it happened with the assistance of clergy members who simply asked for the police to back off of it. to give the people of charlottesville a time to mourn at the site. now, heather heyer's mother susan had made a point to say this day is not just about heather, but so many people affected by that day. >> there were some people there very traumatized, because they had been there last year, and it was very challenging for them. one young man hugged me and he could not stop the tears rolling down his cheeks. another one came up and said that he had been there last year, and he is having a hard time to talk to me. i have learned the spot. i said, have you been in counseling yet. well, i have some friends they can talk to. i said, you need counseling, and there is money available if you
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need it. there are funds available with the victims' fund if you need it. you need to go into counseling. he said, i'll think about it. i hope he does, because the longer you delay, the worse it gets is what i have been told. a lot of hurting and needy people still. i saw one young lady who just finished her third and fourth and final surgery about a month ago. she walked. she walked up to hug me. that was awesome. >> reporter: the result of the compromise that i mentioned between the police and the people of charlottesville, an - anti-racist protesters who wanted their feelings shared. this point where it was too intense and where implements of riot would be taken, a and that security perimeter has been
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taken down, and the downtown mall is only permitted for vehicular traffic. you see this huge area behind me is to protect the downtown area from any vehicles passing through with the memories of what happened a year ago and the moment that took heather heyer's life so fresh for so many. ryan. >> thank you, kay cannily har tongue -- kaylee hartung. and joining me now we have a family to discuss this. gentlemen, thank you for being here. nathan, let's start with the politics of this. and these are happening outside of the president's house, and he is not there, and he is on the working vacation in new jersey, and what role does president trump play in this? it is usually the president's voice to be a calming voice in conflict. >> well, maybe the job of the president, but i'm not sure as americans everybody wants to be or have a calm can voice. i think that the president is a polarizing figure, and people who want to stand up to be vocal in the opposition, and those who
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want to support him and think that we are headed off in the right track. for some ways, i think that we are calling on the president or any president to bring the group of people together who i am not sure want anything to do with each other. >> excellent point. and david, when looking at in terms of the way that the administration is put together, listen to what kellyanne conway had to say this morning. >> omarosa was the most prominent high level african-american serving in the west wing on the president's staff, and who now is that person? who is the most prominent high level president on the west wing staff right now? >> african-american? >> yes. >> i would say that, first of all, you totally not covering the fact that our secretary the of housing and urban development and world renowned -- >> i am asking you about the white house staff and the people that the president is with everyday. >> well, the president works with secretary carson everyday
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and he is trying to break -- >> who there is in on the white house staff -- >> and we have jerron who has done a fabulous job and very involved with and he has been very involved with jared kushner and president trump on prison refo reform and he has been there from the beginning. >> and david, kellyanne conway can clearly talk her way out of anything, but she had a difficult time answer iing this and does this ad fuel. >> it is a lack of opreparation and care at a minimum of the chief people. and jerron smith, and i think that tara set meyer mentioned him in the last set, and there are many african-americans works in the administration and fewer in white house in good faith, and omarosa is not one of those people. she is woefully underqualified and she is gone now. that is how the question started. so it is unclear how someone
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like kellyanne conway who is super glib had to struggle to come up with the name of a white house african-american staffer. to go back to the president what nathan is saying is making himself irrelevant on this. he tweeted out condemning the white nationalist protest today a year too late and in the weakest possible fashion. a lot of people are looking to the president for a lot of things, and on leadership, and issues of race and he has wasted every opportunity that he has had, and he is not a voice of authority moral or otherwise on that issue. >> and wes, let's go to charlottesville, and it has been a year and did open up a conversation about race in america, and where does it stand right now? >> it is an interesting piece from adam serwer in the "atlantic" that the white nationalists have won part of the argument, and there were not thousand s thousands in the streets like there were a year ago or this
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weekend a year ago, and if you are look at the ideology and the conversations of the immigration, and the president e's tweet where he is condemning the racism of all types and whatever that means as if there are different types of racism, and what we are seeing is that the president both knowingly or otherwise has mainstreamed many of the views. it is one of the reasons that the groups like this, and where it is only 7 or 25 of them want to find comfort and show up at the front door, because this is at president in the administration that when they see and hear the policies of the administration, the white supremists find comfort and see ally, and in this moment, it is great that it is great and there are not 1,000 of these folks out in the streets. so we hope that tonight no m matter what happens there is no violence like last year with heather heyer, but so many of the policies and the ideas off these folks have entered the mainstream conversation that is dangerous no the dem kto the de to so many of our fellow americans.
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>> in temperatures of standards h -- in terms of standards, has it changed the conversation? >> as wes said, the president may have opened the door, and they have had these views, but feel more comfortable to come out the protesting and get 15 cameras around them if they don't want to talk about it which is a weird thing, but i don't know if things have fundamentally changed beneath the surface, but above the surface, people are more emboldened to talk and act like this. >> but there sis a tangible conversation that the needs to be happening here, david, in terms of how it impacts the midterm elections, right? this is to the certain extent is going to be on the ballot in the fall, isn't it and how both sides articulate in a way that they stand that resonates with voters. >> couple of things there. and first of all not all trump supporters are supporting what is going on today in lafayette park. >> right. >> but at this point, if you are a trump supporter, you are at least comfortable with the
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environment that he has helped sort of inflame as wes and nathan has just said a moment ago. so when people get to the ballot in november and we are a couple of months away, they have to i say, well, we have a good economy and that is good enough for me or if you have a situation where i am voting for a party that is being led, and voting for the members of congress and the people at the state level and not the president this year, but voting for the party being led potentially by someone who has in some ways done what he has done what he has been able to to inflame this kind of the division in the country. >> and wes, does it change the conversation if the president's party loses in a big way in november? >> it could change the conversation but not might. it might force the allies of the president to double and triple down as we have seen former chief of staff steve bannon talk about how these are winning issues and a good thing for them to stoke this racial division and they want the democrats to be talk about these ideas and the implication is that they do p benefit from the other side of
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this as well. this is an issue in the republican politics for decades the idea of folks with these types the of beliefs who exist op on their side of the isle, and the conversation on the folks on the other side of the aisle, and looking in the administration is not necessarily a dog whistle them, but call them over, and look, you are with us. so it is going to be interesting in 2018 the democrats make gains and pick up a senate seat or two, and does the president and his party say, look, we need to be uniters and we need to change our tone or do they say that we are going to be keep dancing with the people who brought us here and double down on the rhetoric. >> thank you all for being here. stay with cnn as we cover the marches across washington with protesters and counter protesters one year after the t attack in charlottesville. and one congressman says that russia fanned the flames of that attack. we have dell tails wh-- details come back.
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>> you are looking at live pictures are from washington where a group of white supremists and a larger group of anti-hate counter protesters are march ogp on ting on the one-ye anniversary of the charlottesville violence. i spoke to a congressman who said that the fbi recently told him in a briefing that russians were involved in stoking the flames of division surrounding charlottesville. take a listen. >> i sat in a closed session briefing probably two months ago about charlottesville with the director of the fbi and amongst others and asked if russian intermeddling had to do with fomenting the flames of what happened in charlottesville and i was told yes, it did, and i asked if this information is classify and they said no sh, is not, and i have waited until today, and that is what is happening, the americans are to be pitted against americans and it is done so in the baltic states and western europe and it will continue to do so.
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we need to know what they are trying to do, and the clep cleptocratics and oligarchs are trying to do, and this is what they are trying to do. >> and steve, i have to tell you that we were surprised when congressman garrett dropped that bombshell on us in that interview and i followed up with the congressman and he told me specifically that the fbi told us that this meddling by the russians was happening before the events took place in charlottesville. so are you surprised by this revelation by the congressman? >> no, i'm not really surprised at all. this is something consistent with what the russians and the russian intelligence services specifically who would be in charge of carrying out these
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kinds of influence op raueratio have been up to back into the soviet times, because that i will look for the divisions or the hot button items in a society, and societal stresses inside of a target country like the united states for vladimir putin, and they will try to x exacerbate those things, and so it is speaking to the not only modus operandi of the russians, but also where we are as a country as to where the flashpoints are, and in the case of charlottesville, we know it is a racial one. >> that is right. and we know that the intelligence community has already determined that the russians meddled in the elections, and you have talked about this a little bit, but maybe into it more, and what motive do they have to get involved in creating divisions in a situation like charlottesville? >> well, sure. you have to step back and ask yourself, what are vladimir putin's real geopolitical goals. i would not disagree with the congressman, because it is making russia specifically a
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safe kleptocracy, and i would refer it to as an autocracy, and so strong democracies threaten putin. and he believes that we and the cia were in charge of street protests in moscow in 2011 protesting his government. so he is saying, okay, turn the about is fair play, and you messed with my government which is not true, but we will mess with the united states, and the goal of that is to weaken the united states and therefore to the strengthen putin and the automatic are regime in russia. >> does it seem in your perspective to be prepared to fight back against meddling like this in the future. >> i hope so. if there are measures out there being considered and i suspect most likely r and things that we could threaten russia with, and the sanctions have of course sent a strong message, but talking about the cyber attacs,s and talking about for example the russians using facebook and other media sites, social media site sites to exacerbate the problems the russians need to understand that there is a steep cyber price they might pay as well, and a mutually assured destruction of the modern era
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and not referring to the nukes but in this case cyber attacks. >> steve hall, excellent insight as always, and we thank you for coming on. we will have more on the protests in washington, d.c., after this quick break.
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the anti-hate protesters all day long and what is the scene like now, brian? >> well, ryan, we can show you a scene here, and the protesters are kind of breaching the fence and going to the grassy area, and the black lives matter prot protesters started this process, and the police have no issues, and they will let them go on to the grassy area, but they will not let them get beyond a fence over here to the left. we will show you the density of the crowd over here, and it is a dense crowd, and several thousand people in lafayette square park, and the white supremists are across the grassy area over towards the white house. you can barely see them, and the police are not letting the crowd get beyond this fence that is beyond the people that you see here. some people have breached the fence and gone into the grassy area, and the police seem to have no problem with that, ryan. and again, a lot of the colorful
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flags and chanting and some using the crude language as you have just heard, but it is spirited and peaceful so far, ryan. >> all right. brian todd, thank you for that report. we will continue to check in with you as the evening progresses. and a stunning claim from a former white house aide, ohm roro -- omarosa and the secret recording of when she was fired and whether she broke any laws. ly. but allstate actually helps you drive safely... with drivewise. it lets you know when you go too fast... ...and brake too hard. with feedback to help you drive safer. giving you the power to actually lower your cost. unfortunately, it can't do anything about that. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
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>> and we are following the breaking news. one year after the violence in charlottesville, we are watching the protests in washington, d.c., happening near the white house. the anti-hate groups are drastically outnumbering white
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supremacists and sending a clear message hate is not welcomed. we will continue the monitor the developments. and we should say there is some weather heading into the washington, d.c., area that could impact the protests. and former aide and apprentice star omarosa with a stunning claim saying that she was complicit in helping the trump administration deceiving america and apparently released a secret recording of her being fired by john kelly that took place in the white house situation room. listen. >> it is important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be, you know, are you can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation, and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> it is very obvious a threat. he goes on the say that things can get ugly for you. the chief of staff of the united states under the direction of the president of the united
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states threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me, and that is downright criminal and if i didn't have these recordings, no one in america would believe me. no one. >> and i wanted to discuss this with cnn contributor who is the former director of government ethic ethics. and walter, let's start from you, and from your vantage point, are there legal ramification ramifications for her? >> well, unless she recorded classified information, i don't think they can make a case can against her. it might be a stretch, and they could rg yu that the presidential records act is implicated here, because you are supposed to preserve all documents and recordings, and she obviously took it with her and did not record it in the official system. but it is not something that anybody pursues burk it is an
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egregious violation of the policy, and nobody would take a room into that room, and it would be a firing offense so there is some irony of her being told that she is being fired for misconduct while she is committing misconduct. >> and sam, you spent quite a bit of time in that very situation room, and how difficult for a recording device even to get in there? >> well, i worked at the white house for four years and i can't count how many phone lists and dark hours i spent in the situation room, but there was not a phone that didn't make it in, and not because there was a security guard or strip searches when you walked in there, but because there is an element of staff between the staff at the white house, the e chief of staff and the president. when you are hired at the white house, the obvious conclusion is that you have put national security above personal interest, which means that you not going to carry a device into the situation room that you know and omarosa knew that this you knew that foreign intelligent services are trying to hack. when you a senior white house
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staffer, you are primary target, and phone services are easy to get in, and this is why there is a cubby hole to put your phone in there and there is staff reminding you to put your phone in, but unless you are comfortable going in and putting national security first, know one going to be ripping the phone away from you. >> and so we know that omarosa's motive in all of this, but what does john kelly have to answer for here, sam? >> i think that john kelly has to answer for not creating a work environment that is based on respect for and lit cli-driven rules. he is chief of staff and his job is to ensure that everybody at the white house respects the rules including the fact that you don't bring a phone into a sensitive space, because foreign intelligence services can hack in. so i would really like to know if any other staff have been bringing their cell phones into the situation room. i am guessing they have been if omarosa felt comfortable doing,
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so and then we have the work backwards to ask what kinds of meetings were happening with those electronic devices present and how do we do damage control. >> there a rule instituted that you were not allowed the bring personal cell phones into the white house under any circumstances, so obviously, that is maybe too latet for this situation. but let's talk about the idea of privacy which you brought up. and kellyanne conway talked about this morning on abc. take a listen. >> it is typical and you know it to sign an nda in any place of work. and i would be shocked if you didn't have one at abc and she sign signed them when she was on "apprentice" and sign them in the west wing. >> you have signed a nondisclosure in the west wing? >> yes, we have confidentially agreements in west wing and absolutely we do and why not. >> and that is a little bit of the revelation that we have heard the rumors of ndas existing, but not until
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kellyanne con wway made it seem common practice, but i have never signed one, and so is that unusual for the white house staffers to sign these? >> it is shocking and that is unbelievable and first time any of them admit that the rumored agreements exist. some of them have implied that they didn't exist. there is no such thing in the government, and it is antithetical to the government culture. you do sign an agreement saying that you are aware that you cannot reveal classified information, but the government is supposed to be transparent. and the idea that government officials would be committing to secrecy in nondisparagement which is at least in the other agreements that the campaign officials signed and so assume that maybe they are in these as well, that is completely contrary to the culture of the government. it makes people accountable to an individual rather than to an office or to american people. and that is running afoul of the
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first principle of the government ethics program which is that your loyalty is the constitution and the law and the people. >> and maybe out of the realm for government work, but clearly part of the culture for the trump business culture and obvious obviously the administration as he has made people across his entire business career sign these agreements. sam, back to what john kelly said in the firing of omarosa and he accused her of serious integrity violations on the recording, and what could he be referring to? >> we don't have any idea what he could be referring to particul particularly based on the fact that several members of the administrations have been engaged in serious integrity and ethical violations that have traversed the gamut and not f e fired, so it remains to be seen. >> and walter schwab and sam vinograd, thank you for being here. >> one year after the protests in charlottesville, we are watching protests near the white house. sara sidner is near lafayette
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park. what is the latest from where you are? >> well, we got done talking to jason kessler who is the person who got the permit to have the rally to have people come out to protest the unite the right rally. you seeing literally more cameras than members who showed up today. a very, very small number, and a minuscule number of people here talking from the unite the white rally, but you are also seeing a heavy police presence. you are seeing the horses, and you are seeing the police in vehicles and you can hear and see the crowd way on the other side of this. there is almost no chance that these two groups are going to be coming together, but these folks do have to leave. there is a concern, so police are in very, very tight form here making sure that they keep these two groups separated. i do want to mention a little bit about what jason kessler said, and we asked why the rally
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on this particular day when a young american die d in charlottesville during this unite the white ral ily and counter protest heather heyer and he said he condemned the violence, but he blamed the police for the violence. he is not a white nationalist, but he cares about white people, and so he had a lot of answers to our questions saying that he is not racist, but still that he felt that his rights were violated and that is why he says that he had this rally today there. are folks on the other side that completely disagree that any of his rights were violate and they are here to tell the people from the unite the right rally to go home. ryan. >> thank you, sara sidner. we appreciate that report. we have much more in the newsroom as we cover this rally with the anti-hate groups dramatically outnumbering the white supremacists. we will have much more on this one-year anniversary is of charlottesville.
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>> all right a. look at what is happening in washington, d.c., one year after the violence in charlottesville. we are watching competing rallies right near the white house. the anti-hate groups are far outnumber i outnumbering the supremist group. there is no violence of any kind, but there has been a lot of yelling and screaming, and the no violence is because the metropolitan police department keeping these two groups as far apart as possible. and we go to brian todd who is near lafayette square park. brian, i know that there is some weather moving in, and could
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that have an impact on the protests? but tell me what your overall perspective is right now. >> reporter: well, ryan, we have move nod the west of where we were before and previously we were in the center of laufayett park, and we have move ad block west where some of of the protesters here, and we believe they are antifa protests in a staredown with the police, and it is not a confrontation, but they are black-clad protesters with a banner and the police are here again looking at them, and kind of anticipating whatever may come, and we don't anticipate necessarily will, but we were told that someone a short time ago lit off some kind of a smoke flair over here to my right, and it fizzled out, and a short-lived event, and the people are e yelling slogans and chants, and you can see the heavy police presence. this is as close as we have been able to get to the heavy police presence here in washington.
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as you can see, the skies have opened up a little bit. it is raining here, and this is often does affect what happens in the protests, and tends to dissipate the protests, but we will see how heavy it is going to rain. if it is not heavier than this, i don't anticipate the crowds fading away any time soon. these people have been chanting over here, and staring down the police here. but no real major flare ups here. we are just a little bit west of the white house, and again, the protesters here are vastly, vastly outnumbering the white supremist protesters who are now over here under this line of tree f trees to the left beyond the police right there. and so, we are going to see what happen happens when they start to speaking probably in roughly 30 minutes, ryan. >> all right. brian todd is live in washington outside of the white house covering the dueling protests, and we appreciate it, brian. before we go, we want to take a moment to honor this week's cnn he hero. neil burmis trains people in the
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>> this is cnn breaking news. you are in the cnn newsroom, and i'm ana cabrera. there are voices mixing racism with justice and equality and thankfully it is just words clashing. there is protests marking one-year since protesters in charlottesville, north carolina turned deadly when a woman was


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