White nationalist rally organizer: Charlottesville Police 'refused to do their job'


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) - The man who organized the Unite the Right rally held a press conference Sunday.

The rally on Saturday turned deadly, killing a 32-year-old woman and two Virginia State Troopers.

At the conference, Jason Kessler, said he wanted to "tell the story of what happened before the narrative continued to spin out of control."

A group of counter-protesters were also at the conference, shouting "shame" and other phrases at Kessler.

"The hate you hear around you, that's anti-white hate," Kessler said.

Kessler said the escalation in violence at Saturday's Unite the Right rally was because of the Charlottesville Police Department "refusing to do their job."

He also spoke about having to go before a federal judge to be able to hold the rally in Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park.

During the conference, there was a moment when counter protesters rushed at Kessler, and Virginia State Police had to intervene.

Some of the counter-protesters can be heard saying "indict for murder now," referring to three people being killed Saturday.

This is a developing story, stay with ABC 13 for updates.

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