My photos from the Unite the Right Rally 2 in Washington D.C. on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Jason Kessler and his crew estimated 100-400 white supremacists would take part in the rally. In reality, only around 30 marched through D.C. and held a rally in Lafayette Square, in front of the White House. Thousands of counter protesters made it known that the white supremacists were not welcome.
Jason Kessler, the father of the Unite the Right Rally, marches behind hundreds of police officers to Lafayette Square to partake in the second annual Unite the Right Rally. The first rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 lead to KKK members, neo Nazis and other racists groups to attend and it cause the death of Heather Heyer, a counter protester who was killed when a white supremacist drove his car through a crowd.
Three counter protesters walk alongside the withe supremacists taking part in the Unite the Right Rally 2. Roughly 30 white supremacists showed up for the rally in front of the White House. Roughly 10,000 counter protesters made it clear to the white supremacists that that they were not welcome in D.C.
A woman flips off white supremacists as they march to Lafayette Square, in front of the White House, as part of the Unite the Right Rally 2.
A white supremacist looks into the camera while participating in the Unite the Right Rally 2 in Washington D.C.
White supremacists dressed in protective padding and helmets with Go Pros that cover the face walk down the street under heavy police protection at the beginning of the Unite the Right Rally 2.
A counter protester sneers at white supremacists as they march through Washington D.C. as part of the Unite the Right Rally 2.
Patrick Junghenn, 22, screams at white nationalist demonstrators through a line of Capitol Police.
A woman flips off a group of about the white supremacists as they enter Lafayette Park, in front of the White House.
David Confer flips off the white supremacists participating in the Unite the Right Rally 2 in Washington D.C. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Confer said his mother was kicked out of school in the 60’s for taking inspiration from the Friendship 9 and sitting at segregated lunch counters.
A demonstrator with the Antifa black block raises a fist while on patrol outside the Unite the Right Rally 2.
Half of Lafayette Square during the Unite the Right Rally 2 on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Capital Police slip the square in half allowing the white supremacists to have their rally roughly 100 yards away from the counter rally. The counter rally spilled onto the streets behind the square while the white supremacists could barely be seen through the trees.
Antifa protesters try to hide their faces behind skateboards as they march through the streets of Washington D.C. after the Unite the Right Rally 2. The white supremacists had already been escorted back to the train station from which they came and the Black Block turned its attention to the police.
A D.C. native scowls as Antifa marches through the streets knocking over trash cans and newspaper stands. She yelled “not in my fucking city” as the marchers were starting to become destructive.
Demonstrators walking with the Antifa Black Block sit on top of a car after the Unite the Right Rally 2.
The Antifa Black Block protesters surround a car after they blocked an intersection in Washington D.C. after the Unite the Right Rally 2.
A man walking with Antifa flips off the police while marching through Washington D.C. after the Unite the Right Rally 2 on the anniversary of the first rally and the death of Heather Heyer.
Protesters flip off police at the start of the clash between The Antifa Black Block and police officers. Police came up behind the Antifa march with the intention of keeping the group moving but the group turned on police and that lead to the deployment of pepper spray.
Officer Robert Morris of the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department keeps protesters and media on the sidewalk as police clash with Antifa Black Block rioters after the Unite the Right Rally 2.
Antifa Black Block protesters link arms and react to pepper spray during a clash with metro police on G Street after the Unite the Right Rally 2.
Antifa Black Block protesters link arms and standoff with police during a clash in which pepper spray was fired at the protesters.
An Antifa Black Block medic tends to someone who took a face full of pepper spray while another medic (front) yells at media to “get the fuck out of here,” during a clash with police after the Unite the Right Rally 2 in Washington D.C.
An Antifa Black Block protester has his eyes flushed after being hit with pepper spray during a clash with police.
Antifa protesters stand in defiance in front of a police car during a clash with officers after the Unite the Right Rally 2. The police strategy seemed to be to contain the protest, let the demonstrators relax and calm down then allow them to leave. After roughly 30 minutes of containing the protest, the police moved on and the Black Block was no longer violent.
A protester yells at a small rogue group of white supremacists long after the Unite the Right Rally 2. The rogue group was walking passed the White House and the counter demonstrators noticed them and chased them down causing Secret Service to take them into protective custody and drive them away from the scene in government vehicles.
A secret service agent pulls a counter protester away from a fight after a scuffle started between him and another counter protester during the rush to confront a small group of white supremacists after the Unite the Right Rally 2.
A woman yells in the faces of police officers who she says ran over her foot with their motorcycle while setting up a perimeter.
Black Live Matter protesters make their voice heard in the street after the Unite the Right Rally 2. This was, for all intents and purposes, the last rally of the night and after it was over, the city finally went to sleep.