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Judge dismisses lawsuit by Charlottesville rally organizer

Feb. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the leader of a white nationalist rally that ended in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jason Kessler argued in the lawsuit that law enforcement and city officials violated his free speech rights by effectuating a "heckler's...

This undated photo released by Charlottesville Police Department shows Richard H. Allan, III. Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, arrested Allan, 74, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Allan told multiple news outlets that he removed a plaque marking the site where enslaved Africans were bought and sold because he believed it was insulting to them and their descendants. (Charlottesville Police Department via AP)

Man admits to removing Charlottesville slave auction marker

Feb. 12, 2020 3:48 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who admitted to taking a historic marker memorializing the site of slave auctions in the city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017. Richard H. Allan, III, 74, was arrested by Charlottesville police Tuesday, news outlets...

Plaque marking site of slave auctions missing in Virginia

Feb. 7, 2020 5:46 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A plaque marking the site of slave auctions was reported missing and vandalism was found nearby in a Virginia city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017. An employee with WVIR-TV told police Thursday that one of the two markers in Charlottesville's Court Square...

FILE - In an Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, David Duke arrives to give remarks after a white nationalist protest was declared an unlawful assembly, in Charlottesville, Va. Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, has agreed to pay Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, $5,000 to settle allegations that Burke was severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia attended by Duke, according to attorneys and court documents. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally

Jan. 23, 2020 2:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has agreed to pay an Ohio man $5,000 after the man alleged he was severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia attended by Duke, according to attorneys and court documents. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio,...