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Kessler sues city over permit denial
The Daily Progress Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at noon

Jason Kessler, the organizer of the failed Unite the Right rally, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Charlottesville after his permit to hold an anniversary rally this summer was denied.

In November, Kessler applied for a permit for Aug. 11 and 12, 2018, to hold a political demonstration in Emancipation Park, where the Unite the Right rally was scheduled to occur last summer. The city denied the permit, stating that the event will “present a danger to public safety,” according to the notice of decision.

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