One of the organizers of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, got initial approval to hold a rally across from the White House. It's planned for Aug. 12, the anniversary of last year's event.
The National Park Service reportedly approved Jason Kessler's application to hold a "white civil rights" rally protesting what Kessler calls "civil rights abuse that happened in Charlottesville" last year. A permit hasn't been issued yet.
Last year's rally in Charlottesville turned violent, leaving one person dead and injuring dozens more.
A Park Service spokesman told The Washington Post that the agency is gathering details about the planned event. It'll use that information to create a permit.
Kessler also applied to hold the anniversary rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, but the city denied his request.