Counter-protests: There are several counter-demonstrations planned.
"This anniversary is also a time to look forward".
Members of the National Socialist Movement march through downtown Newnan en route to their April rally at Greenville Street Park.
The protestors eventually walked away and no arrests were made.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham answer questions from reporters about the city's preparations for the white nationalist-led rally marking the one-year anniversary of 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right", protests in Washington, August 9, 2018.
Activists in Charlottesville plan a rally against hate on Saturday, and numerous same alt-right groups that appeared in last year's "Unite the Right" rally are planning a sequel in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.
Several events are scheduled in Charlottesville to observe what happened previous year and promote racial healing.
The rally is timed for the one-year anniversary of the first Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, which devolved into chaos and violence resulting in the death of a counter-protester. Authorities will be scrambling to prevent violence between participants and counterprotesters.
A number of downtown business owners told WHSV's sister station, WCAV, that the response seems like "overkill" from the state trying to make up for what happened a year ago. Two state troopers also died that day in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville.
Students say they're disgusted with the school because it didn't waive medical feels for last year's rally victims.
On Saturday morning, the university hosted a "morning of reflection and renewal", with musical performances, a poetry reading and an address from University President James Ryan.
The group then continued marching, with some members carrying a sign that said, "Good night white pride".
On Thursday, the National Park Service approved a permit for a Unite the Right Rally in D.C.'s Lafayette Park.
Dozens of groups, including the local chapter of Black Lives Matter, will counterprotest in Freedom Plaza. A second permit for a counter-protest was also issued. Carlson, 22, said she feared for her life when she and a group of her friends were surrounded by the phalanx of young white men at the statue. "This year, I'm afraid of the police", Woolfork said.
The states of emergency will allow state and city agencies to get additional resources, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement. Portland Police is conducting an internal investigation into its use of force on August 4, which included flash bangs, after a June 30 rally there turned into a riot, sending at least four to area hospitals by ambulance.
Past year the goal of the rally on August 12, 2017 was to protest city plans to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee who led the Confederate army during the Civil War.